Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 14

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!

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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New Grad - I don't want to burn any bridges.

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new grad in search of the position that will further my nursing career. My end goal is to work in the ED or L&D. I applied for several... Read More →

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Independent Contractor : What are the Requirements?

Independent Contractor : What are the Requirements?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Independent Contractor, RNs in business for themselves is a great thing. As an independent contractor, you will have more freedom and be your own boss.... Read More →

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Don't like to clean pee & poop:  Can I still be a nurse?

Don't like to clean pee & poop: Can I still be a nurse?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Doesn’t Like Poop, Thanks for a really good question. I’m thinking it may draw fire, but it’s not a bad thing to hear different points of view. Hopefully... Read More →

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Jewelry Artist / NP : Can I retain my business and grow in my profession?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a new graduate from a MSN program and have been a RN for 10 years. For the past 3 years - to help put me through school - I've also run a... Read More →

Should I take the clinic job?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm 6 years out of school, worked oncology exclusively, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP. I'm working now in bone marrow transplant - one year next month. I... Read More →

LPN to MSN: Where do I begin?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth I have a question. I'm currently in a 2 year part-time LPN program and I want to further my education to eventually receive my MSN. I don't even... Read More →

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Left horrific SNF job; struggling to find another job.  HELP!

Left horrific SNF job; struggling to find another job. HELP!

by Nurse Beth - Dear Quit Horrific Job, Fortunately many employers understand leaving a bad job and it’s no longer the stigma it once was. It is always better to have another... Read More →

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Why Should We Hire You?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new nurse and just had an interview question: Why should I hire you? I responded in a unique way by saying, I am a product of this... Read More →

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 →

What can I do? - Roommate enjoys cock-fighting events!

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am in my second week of LVN classes, and a fellow student starts taking about how much fun she has with her "paw-paw" at cock -fighting... Read More →

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Doctor Disputing Telephone Med Order - Meeting with DON, Nurse Manager, HR

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been called into the office to meet with my DON and Nurse Manager with HR. A Dr. stated I wrote the wrong dose for a med through a... Read More →

Will vacation plans keep me from getting dream job?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been trying over the last two years to get a RN position at a nearby hospital. Recently I got a call from a nurse recruiter there. I am not... Read More →

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Should I take this job?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, So I'm 4 weeks away from having one year of medsurg/oncology floor experience, & an opportunity has come up for me to work at a cancer clinic. ... Read More →

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3 Months Orientation: I Want to Quit.

3 Months Orientation: I Want to Quit.

by Nurse Beth - Dear Flustered, Short answer- Hold off before talking to your supervisor. Give yourself a little more time before... Read More →

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Are online classes a good fit for me?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Do Nursing Facilities or Nurse Managers that do the hiring have a different opinion of online degree nurses. (when considering them for... Read More →

Is my GPA important?

Is my GPA important?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Future Nurse, So glad you asked, because things have changed from the day when a new grad’s GPA didn’t matter. Your GPA can be very important if you... Read More →

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Do I need a professional resume writer?

Do I need a professional resume writer?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Maya, Good question. The purpose of your resume is to land you an interview. Here are some tips to help you. First of all, make sure your resume is... Read More →

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Struggling with Micro and Statistics: Do I have a chance at being a nurse?

Struggling with Micro and Statistics: Do I have a chance at being a nurse?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Struggling in Statistics, Microbiology and Statistics are not indicators of being a good nurse. They are pre-requisites intended to form a base of knowledge... Read More →

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