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. Nurses often gravitate to Beth to ask for advice and insight. To learn more about Nurse Beth, visit About Beth Hawkes MSN, RN-BC, HACP

I need a new resume - Help!

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Please help. I am an RN ADN. My 1st job is a nursing home. Been there 2 years and want to go to hospital. I am 52, I became a nurse late in... Read More →

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Nursing Student with Learning Disability

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am currently in school and taking online courses for a different major. I want to change my major into nursing and I am running into a few... Read More →

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Should I get my masters? 48 years old with 24 years experience

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, After 24 yrs as an RN with AA degree I am finally completing my BSN. I have a desire to continue on for my masters, however, have never been... Read More →

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Should I work as a CNA or PCT?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am in my mid-thirties and halfway through nursing school. I have not worked since after I graduated college. I am doing great in school,... Read More →

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I Want a Position of a Cardio-Pulmonary Unit

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have recently learned through a VERY reliable source(very hush-hush) that my 16-bed LTC unit will soon be converted to a 10-bed... Read More →

Working Options for Nursing Students

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I begin nursing school this fall. Besides CNA work, what are some other good employment avenues for nursing students? Dear Fall Nursing... Read More →

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Should I become a CNM or Air Force CNM?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, So, I'm debating whether to become a CNM or Air Force CNM. I was wondering is it worth it, financially, mentally, physically to become a CNM? ... Read More →

Applying for new position - Worried about work history

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I started off as a new grad on a med surg unit and stayed for 1.5 years. During my experience there I was part of our practice council, various... Read More →

New Grad: Can I negotiate my salary for my first job?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a new grad RN currently applying for my first nursing job and could use your advice about salary negotiations. My previous work... Read More →

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New Grad: Worried about unsafe working conditions

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new(ish) graduate med surg tele nurse and I would like to know what advice you have when it comes to personal and patient safety issues.... Read More →

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RN on Antidepressants?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Can I be an RN in NYC and take antidepressants? Yes, absolutely, as long as you can perform your job. Employers typically do not ask... Read More →

How do you lose your license??

How do you lose your license??

by Nurse Beth - Dear How Do you Lose Your License, Management is a tough job, kudos to you. You are smack in between administration and staff nurses, trying to get staff nurses... Read More →

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Should I look out of state for a job?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a recent BSN graduate living in the Philadelphia area. It is tough to find a job without one year of experience here so I am considering... Read More →

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Graduating in 2 months : Is it too early to start applying for jobs?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I'm a student nurse who will be graduating with my ADN in less than two months. I'm a career changer, prior military for 8 years with no medical... Read More →

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Nursing Career and Nude Photos

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth Can you still be a nurse if you have done adult photos? I haven't done porn but lots of nudes as I am proud of my body. Dear Nude Photos ... Read More →

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Help, I hate Vomit - Can I still be a nurse??

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Do you have any advice for dealing with vomit? I truly want to become a nurse but I have a severe issue with vomit. The smell and the feeling of... Read More →

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Recent hiree - Do I need manager's permission to apply for Dream Job?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I was hired onto a Med/Surg Tele floor, just over 4 months ago. The day I accepted my position I got the call with a second job offer in my... Read More →

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How do I become a CRNA?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Hi, just wanted to ask on how to be a nurse anesthesiologist? How many years of experience needed as a nurse and what is the best area/ward to... Read More →

Working on MSN: Should I accept a LTC Administrator job offer?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have my BSN, and I have worked in long term care and acute care. I am working on my MSN with health care administration. My question is I have... Read More →

New Grad: I want to re-apply to hospital where I lost my first job?

by Nurse Beth - Nurse Beth, I am a new grad and lost my first job during orientation. I finally reached out to HR to find out my official separation status - fired or quit and... Read More →

Stressed Out LPN Dialysis Orientee

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a LPN and have been for over 30 yrs. I recently accepted a position in Dialysis and started in March 5,15. Since that time I have been sent... Read More →

Made a CNA Mad: Is it better not to help CNA's?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Last night I made a generally kind CNA mad. It was slow for the nurses so I was helping the aides and I went to a room on my fellow nurse's side... Read More →

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