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!

Checking drug interactions during intake assessments for home care?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, When intake assessments for a non-medical home care agency include obtaining a medication list, is the nurse responsible for researching drug... Read More →

Last comment by vampiregirl

Should I disclose a medical condition?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I am considering returning to nursing after a lengthy absence for medical reasons (7+ years on disability). My RN license is on inactive status... Read More →

Last comment by NurseDiane

After a bumpy beginning, finally seeing the light on my nursing journey

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have learned so much from being on AN. I have stuck my foot in my mouth on more than one occasion. When I started my quest to become a... Read More →

Last comment by Kiki1970

Bumpy road on journey to become a nurse - early stage breast cancer diagnosis

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth :) I’m a pre-nursing student who will be applying to various ABSN programs in a year or two. My journey to nursing has been a bit bumpy due to... Read More →

Medical Assistant - Which path: LVN or RN?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I am a Medical Assistant who has a short period of time to make the final decision of choosing the LVN route or RN route. I currently have a 6... Read More →

Last comment by whisperingsage

Retiring from Current Position - Still want to work...

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I will be turning 60 in March 2016. I have been a Nurse since 1998. Would have graduated soon but was in a serious MVA and had a lot of... Read More →

Last comment by cricket0414

Should I continue to work as PCT to increase chances of getting RN job when I graduate?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I wasn't sure where to post this but I did want advice from nurses. I currently work as a patient care tech at a hospital in the Chicago area.... Read More →

Last comment by UmmIbrahim

Graduated in 2011; Passed NCLEX 2015 - Can I still find a nursing job, or is it too late?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, i graduated from nursing school in 2011, took the NCLEX for the first time in 2012 and failed at 265 questions, had some personal family issues... Read More →

Last comment by carebear1980

Terminated for HIPAA Violation - Difficulty Getting Another Job

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I was terminated for HIPAA violation. I did not do this, I was performing the pre-procedure time out and following a procedure time out form by... Read More →

Last comment by JayHanig

Want ICU job after graduation - How do I start my search?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I am 2 months away from graduating from an accelerated nursing program and am currently doing my preceptorship at a VA ICU, in which I hope... Read More →

Last comment by kristier

Questions about FNP and ACNP roles

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I recently have been researching FNP and ACNP online programs. I am having difficulty in differentiating on what you can and cannot do with each... Read More →

Last comment by favthing

PCCN certification - Should I expect a pay differential?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I just completed my PCCN certification and have not been offered any compensation for earning this certification... what would be a fair pay... Read More →

Last comment by wolf9653

19 Months After Graduation & No Job - Should I take a refresher course?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I graduated from nursing school with my BSN back in May 2014. It's been 19 months and I haven't worked as a nurse yet. I found out I was... Read More →

Last comment by lavenderskies

Mid-forties : Looking for a Specialty to Grow Old In

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I am in my mid-40's and only have 6 years of nursing experience which is mostly in acute care. I am thinking about my future a lot, especially my... Read More →

Last comment by Terridts

How do I address the cover letter if I don't know who the hiring manager is?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been applying to CNA positions. In the case that I do not know who the nurse manager/hiring manager is how should I address the cover... Read More →

Last comment by Nurse Beth

New Grad - Do hospitals consider LTC as "experience" needed to obtain hospital job?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I'm a new RN graduate this past May 2015, and just passed my NCLEX this past October 2015. Concurrently I've been an LVN for the past nine years.... Read More →

Last comment by LVNpanda824

New Grad - Should I quit my job and take another offer??

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, While attending orientation at hospital A, I received an offer from hospital B. I am pretty sure I want hospital B more because the patients are... Read More →

Last comment by EPIC_nurse

Diagnosed with Leukemia - Still Wants to Work

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, As a new grad, I worked med-surg for a year and a half and even became charge nurse. Then I got Acute Leukemia. I am undergoing treatment... Read More →

Looking for a Change - Canada, New Zealand, Australia

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth! I have been working in my current position for 4 years now in occupational health. I am looking for a change and thinking of moving out of... Read More →

Last comment by CdninTx

LPN looking for a change

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I am a LPN with experience in LTC and AL and I wish I could say I really like what I do, but I do not really think working in these types of... Read More →

Last comment by vkoppenhaver

Should I give up my dream job or risk my marriage?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am in need of some advice about a decision regarding my future in nursing. In 2013 I graduated from nursing school with my BSN. I got my... Read More →

Last comment by mimidoo1
Devastated and Depressed

Devastated and Depressed

by Nurse Beth - I graduated from nursing school in December of 2013 with honors (magna cum laude, 3.91 GPA, Sigma Theta Tau - the whole works). Unfortunately, like many new grads,... Read More →

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