Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 12

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!

Graduating soon - Need tips for job search

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, My name is Anupama Rao. I am a senior nursing student, graduating this December. I would like to know some tips to start looking for jobs.... Read More →

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Failed clinical - How will this affect my ability to get a job?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I have seen many of your articles pertaining to new grad nurses and they have all been very informative and useful. I am a nursing student and... Read More →

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Stressed Out! - What if I am not smart enough to be a nurse?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I am a student that attends a junior college and am taking classes to transfer to a university to become a registered nurse with a bachelor's... Read More →

Discouraged - Graduated from LPN program but never took test

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I would like to ask your advice. I graduated 3yrs ago from an accelerated LPN program, and never took the test. Personal/Family situations have... Read More →

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Job suggestions for nurse who likes the paperwork side of care

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I started my career with a Bachelor's in Psychology and then went on to get my ADN in Illinois. I have worked in long term care as a MDS... Read More →

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Chamberlain vs Grand Canyon University??

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I am currently applying to a couple of different RN-BSN programs and I've narrowed it down to Chamberlain and Grand Canyon University.... Read More →

New nurse - Bedside nursing is not for me

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth. Just quick background - nursing is a 2nd career for me. I have my BS in Business Management but decided to go back to school for nursing after... Read More →

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Older New Grad: Need interview tips

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new nurse graduate. I received my Bachelors recently and have passed the NCLEX. I am "older" and wonder if there is any advice you'd... Read More →

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Nursing School and Starting a Family

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth I'm in my last semester of uni to become an RN and will be 30 when I graduate. I've put off starting a family for the years I've been at uni and... Read More →

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Late bloomer ADN - Should I get my BSN?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I am 53 years old and just graduated nursing school with my ADN. I am a late bloomer went back to school 10 years ago slowly taking prerequisites... Read More →

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Doubting myself because I want to be a nurse so I can "give back"

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am 27 years old. I take my final prereq this fall, and assuming I can pass the teas test I submit my application this fall to the nursing... Read More →

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Trying to figure out what to do with my life

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I am trying to figure out what to do with my life. I am 24 and have a bachelor's degree in animal science. I cannot find a job and I am... Read More →

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Foreign based nurse needs help finding a hospital job

Foreign based nurse needs help finding a hospital job

by Nurse Beth - Dear medic admin in Qatar, Have you graduated yet? Are you an RN? I don’t know about RN training or exam qualifications in Qatar. In the United States, there... Read More →

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New grad - worried about losing marketability working Peds Psych

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a new grad RN as of May 2015. I've known I wanted to do peds since before I started nursing school. I got a job at a good hospital after a... Read More →

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OR vs. Home Health position- Which should I pick?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I’m a new nurse with an option for Circulating nurse (OR), or Home Health RN. My desire is to work in tele or ICU, but these positions... Read More →

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Seeking First Job - Need Advice

Seeking First Job - Need Advice

by Nurse Beth - 1. My question is this: It has been over six months since I've passed my test, and I have had a huge issue even getting callbacks. When I do manage to find someone... Read More →

Psych Nursing - The Staff are Worse than the Patients

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I've worked in psych for over three years at three different facilities (one small acute psych hospital, state hospital, and now a unit that's... Read More →

New Grad - Should I take this public health job??

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a new grad and have been offered a staff nurse position at a county public health clinic. This would be my very first job out of nursing... Read More →

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Need help deciding between 2 job offers

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have a bit of a situation. I am a new grad RN and I live on Cape Cod. Recently I received two job offers; one is a local Doctor's office, and... Read More →

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Beginning Last Semester - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm in dire need of advice. I'm at that crucial point in my nursing program where I'm beginning my last semester in August, and I'm trying to... Read More →

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What do I say when the interviewer asks why I left my previous job?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been an RN for 1 year and ten months. During that time, and after many applications, I was offered a job at a SNF which I accepted. I... Read More →

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New Grad - Should I hold out for Acute Care or try LTC/Rehab?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new grad and have been searching for jobs for the past few months (not a long time I know). So far none of the big hospitals I have... Read More →


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