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!

RNs Don't Help CNAs

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a nurse aide, and a nursing student, working athospital in the Las Vegas area. I've been working at this hospital for over a year and... Read More →

Last comment by Kooky Korky

Intimidated by Younger Nursing Students

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been out of school for three years, going back to get my RN. This is my second week and I am so overwhelmed. I am beginning to doubt... Read More →

Injured My Back Lifting Patient

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been an ICU RN for the past 5 years and hurt my back helping move an obese patient. I'm presently out on a work comp claim and unable to... Read More →

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Help! Asked to Write On Call Policy

Help! Asked to Write On Call Policy

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I was asked to write some standard work or policy for our On-Call hours. I work in an OR that has set hours of operation from 0645 to 1515, with... Read More →

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LPN to RN feels Trapped and Burnt Out

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been an LPN for 20+ years and recently became an RN. I have worked at the same job for almost 10 years in Home Health. My problem is... Read More →

Asking Advice from the Allnurses Readers

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, First post here. I'm really struggling to make a decision on my career path and am asking for any insight/wisdom from you and all the nurses... Read More →

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Can't Smell-Can I be a Nurse?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, When I was in my teens, I suffered a concussion and since then I have not had a sense of smell. While many people have told me nursing is great... Read More →

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Multiple Job Offers at Once-Help!

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am working on a career change in nursing management. All of a sudden I have 7 different opportunities. I had an onsite interview for one and... Read More →

Nose Piercing?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, When becoming a nurse can you have a small nose piercing? Dear Nose Piercing, The short answer is- it depends. It depends on the... Read More →

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Is my License at Risk?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been a nurse for one and a half years now on a mother/baby unit. I recently started a second job as a nurse nanny to make extra money. I... Read More →

Pediatric Patient IV Infiltration- Is it My Fault?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth I missed an infiltrated IV and it turned into a Grade IV infiltration. It was on a child in his foot. I feel horrible. It was heavily taped and... Read More →

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Singled Out at Work

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have a problem at work. A couple of years ago, I cut back on my hours to go back to school full time for a more advanced nursing credential.... Read More →

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I.HATE. My. Job

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I hate my job. I've been working as a theatre nurse for 3 years now. In the first 9months, I loved it, noticed the negatives but chose to... Read More →

What Work Experience Do I Put in my Resume?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I've been working as an ICU RN for a little over 1.5 years (first job out of school) and want to start working on my resume. As a fairly new... Read More →

Terminated for Crying at Work

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I have been a nurse for almost three years and have a few different jobs in a few different specialties and right now I am faced with an... Read More →

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Foreign Grad Wants to Take NCLEX in CA

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, My name is Roger, i am 24 years old and i have done the general nursing diploma 3 years. Session (2012-2015) I am a registered male nurse in... Read More →

Choices - Which Job to Choose?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new graduate nurse and was offered a med-surg position at a private hospital about a month ago. This position requires a two-year... Read More →

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Nursing Student Afraid I Have Mental Illness

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, This may be a bit of a read but I have a question about mental health. I am 20 years old and have been in college since I was 17! I am in a... Read More →

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Need Some Job Advice...

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, For the last few years starting at a job I was at for 6 yrs, I have been having different issues, mostly with defending myself or the people... Read More →

Last comment by LadysSolo

Nurse with Aspberger's Needs Job Fit

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm an RN, BSN with over 15 years of experience in pediatric nursing. This in spite of having Asperger's, which I was diagnosed with at age 36,... Read More →

Embarrassed and Ashamed LPN

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I graduated from LPN school in the fall of 2012, but i never took my nclex, I'm so embarrassed and ashamed of myself but I do know I want to... Read More →

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Start Nursing School at 66?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm wanting to do a career change at 66 years old. I did 25 years as a firefighter/EMT and have many hours caring for patients and know exactly... Read More →


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