Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice

Submit your career-related questions to Nurse Beth, allnurses.com’s advice columnist. Beth is prepared to address questions pertaining to your career, education, management, policies, and more. Questions are submitted confidentially and are not tied to member account.

Nurse Beth, MSN, RN-BC, HACP, has more than 25 years of experience in clinical and leadership positions. She has a passion for helping nurses, and as a professional writer has written several articles about interviewing, resumes, navigating the job search network, and much more. Beth just published Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job. It's the ultimate guide with insider tips to land your nursing job!

50 Yr Old Experienced RN; Should I go back to school for my BSN or MSN?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Trying to decide if I should go back to school to earn my bachelors or Masters. I am 50 years old and I have been an RN for 10 years. Previous to... Read More →

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New LPN: Working Assisted Living and Not Learning on the Job

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I've been an LPN for about 4 months now and work in an assisted living facility. I'm still learning how to paperwork but the work is way too... Read More →

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How to Pick a Job - Exciting vs Great Schedule

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I currently work on a medical-surgical floor. I'm ready to move on to something more acute. I just interviewed at a top-ranked Hospital for... Read More →

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Being Deposed - Help!

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I once worked in a nursing home 3 years ago, where a dementia patient suffered a severe fall injury (fractured neck) in the bathroom, in spite... Read More →

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BIG Mistake

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I need some advice for an upcoming job interview. I was employed full - time with an assisted living facility. Loved the place, but the 12 hour... Read More →

Failed LPN School - How can I reapply?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have recently been let go from my LPN nursing class due to failing Pharmacology. I want to go back next year or at least find another school... Read More →

Struggling: Losing my high-acuity skills

by Nurse Beth - Nurse Beth, Fear of losing my skills: I'm a new (14 months out) grad from a fast track nursing program (2 years, but you still come out with a BN). I spent my... Read More →

Terminated After Two Months!!

Terminated After Two Months!!

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Their training program was about 3 months, but I didn't think it was long enough for me. On my first month on my own, I was incredibly stressed... Read More →

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Overwhelmed New Nursing Home Nurse

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have currently started my orientation at a nursing home. I applied at a nursing home because I don't have any experience working as a nurse... Read More →

Help Me to Figure Out My Career Path

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm in my late 30s, I have a B.S. in biology, and I'm looking at changing careers from science editing (among other things) to nursing. Currently... Read More →

Salary Negotiation for Nurse Educator Position

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, How should I negotiate salary in an upcoming interview as a hospital nurse educator? ... Read More →

Treated Like Black Plague

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I surrendered my RN license 7 years ago and recently reinstated it. It shows the active license and the surrender license. I have 20 years of... Read More →

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RN Friend from India - How can I speed up the review process?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I hold a current RN license with CA state via 'endorsement'. My first RN license was approved at New York. I did my Nursing in INDIA( both... Read More →

Young & Dumb - Will criminal background prevent me from being a nurse?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I am at a pivotal place in my career path. I have recently been accepted into a nursing program. However, I realize now (right before the... Read More →

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I want a secure future - $22K for LPN school?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a sophomore in college, I have an associate degree in liberal arts from a community college. I am currently a transfer student at a 4 year... Read More →

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New Grad with OR Job Offer - I hate OR

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I'm a new Grad Nurse. I got an offer as OR Nurse at a hospital center which the program starts in 3 months. I have accepted the offer but have not... Read More →

Gap in Employment

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I am in my mid-30s and a second career nurse. I worked on the administrative side of healthcare while attending nursing school for my BSN night... Read More →

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30 Years Old: Fearfully Considering Giving Nursing School a Second Try

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am considering going back to school to become an RN. I went into nursing school right out of high school, but I don't think I was as prepared... Read More →

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Nursing Student??

by Nurse Beth - Hey Nurse Beth.... I'm a licensed psychologist working for a federal agency. I've been thinking about lack of job flexibility as I get older, with plans to work a... Read More →

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Military Spouse - Confused about what path to take to become RN

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am 24, a military spouse, and I am starting school late. I am interested in becoming an RN, specifically in women's health and my dream job is... Read More →

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License on Probation

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am an Alabama LPN whose license is on probation. The whole experience has made me doubt myself. It is hard out there finding another position.... Read More →

Enrolling in online RN to BSN after NCLEX:  Should I work?

Enrolling in online RN to BSN after NCLEX: Should I work?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Wondering if I Should Work, The answer to “Would (not working after I pass NCLEX) hinder me from getting a job?” is “ Yes, probably.” Waiting to start your... Read More →

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