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!

What's the Fastest Way to Find a Job?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, What is the best /and quickest method for finding a new nursing job in this high tech world we live in today? I am a baby boomer, have been a... Read More →

Wants to be an LPN at 69, but School Costs 27,000

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I will be 69 years old next month, and I'm considering going to school and get an LPN certificate. I want to do international volunteering and... Read More →

Colleagues Waiting for me to Fail and Quit

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I started my first nursing position three months ago. I am working in a small 6 bed ED.At first, I was very excited about my new position. It... Read More →

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Patient Nurse Ratios 7:1

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have a difficult situation and need advice. I am seeking a new job. I am a nurse working at a hospital that is overburdened, short staffed,... Read More →

Wants to Work From Home

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am an RN with 9 years of experience in a small rural hospital (ER, OB, MedSurg experience). I love being a nurse, but am finding the schedule... Read More →

Nurse from Kenya Wants Job in U.S.

by Nurse Beth - Hallo Nurse Beth, I am an RN working in Kenya, Africa. I have always wanted to relocate and work abroad. I have three kids, 16 yrs, 9 years and 8 years. I'm... Read More →

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 →

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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 →

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Do I Have to Say I Was Fired on my Resume?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am in my last month of nursing school and have begun applying for jobs. Before getting the opportunity to pursue nursing I worked in the... Read More →

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Endorsing to CA from Canada

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, i am a RN first licensed from Canada -Quebec- in 1987. I passed the Canadian Nurses Association test. I got my Florida RN license by... Read More →

Unstable Patients on MedSurg

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I work on a medical floor. We have a 7:1patient nurse ratio. The acuity levels are very high at times with transfers from ICU. We have no... Read More →

Two Job Offers-How To Pick

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am in a dilemma and was hoping you can help guide me. I just graduated with my BSN and received my RN license. I did some job searching and... Read More →

Orienting Without a License

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new LPN grad currently and not so patiently awaiting my ATT. I am working as an STNA while I wait to test. I have been here for 3 years... Read More →

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New Grad Wants to Leave 2nd Job in 8 Months

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Sometimes I feel as though I'm making a bigger deal out of this than I should, so I'll start from the beginning... I'm a fairly recent RN... Read More →

Criminal Infraction? Writing a Letter of Explanation to the BON

Criminal Infraction? Writing a Letter of Explanation to the BON

by Nurse Beth - A criminal history does not mean that you cannot become a nurse, but it may mean extra work and extra expenses. If you have a previous offense, maybe you, like... Read More →

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3 DUIs What are my Chances of Being an RN?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I want to become an RN. I have an associates of applied science for MLT and a Phlebotomy certification through ASCP. I have never been employed... Read More →

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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 →

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Nursing Student does not like PCT job

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am currently a level 3 nursing student. I work prn nights as a PCT at a local hospital. I always dread going to work on the nights I'm... Read More →

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DON Refuses to Give Performance Feedback

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I obtained my nursing license in June 2016 at the age of 55 and started working at a skilled nursing unit two days later. I've worked now for... Read More →

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Age Discrimination in Nursing

Age Discrimination in Nursing

by Nurse Beth - Ageism is pervasive in our society. It's not news to anyone that our society values youth and devalues age. It seems that the worst choice you can make is to grow... 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 →

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New Grad: Get my BSN or Get a Job?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I recently passed NCLEX and was awarded an RN title. My question is, "Do you believe it is best to find a nursing job right away or complete... Read More →

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