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!

I want to make a difference - Is Indian Health Services the answer?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been following the site for a while, but my posts get no answers. So, I thought why not ask the Advisor. So, my most recent posts have... Read More →

Last comment by ksabot

New Grad Considering Working in a Detention Center - Money vs Options

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, So I am a new grad that finished school in December. I have worked as a respiratory therapist for the last four years. Now I have the opportunity... Read More →

Unemployed Vanderbilt FNP

Unemployed Vanderbilt FNP

by Nurse Beth - Dear Vanderbilt FNP, Congratulations on your accomplishments! You will get a job! It’s just a matter of when and where. Never give up. Not all employers view... Read More →

Last comment by HouTx

Graduating in a Month - Will it be difficult to get hired if I wait 4 months?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I will be graduating with my Associates in Nursing in one month. I currently work full-time in a non-nursing related job. In October, I will... Read More →

Last comment by she244

Graduated 23 years ago with BSN - Looking for refresher course to pass NCLEX

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I graduated in 1993 with a BSN. I have been working as an LPN for the past past five years. I want a refresher program to help me to pass my... Read More →

Job Hopper Needs a Job with Benefits - How do I market myself?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I have been an RN for almost 26 years. During the earlier years of my career I had some longevity, in one case 11 years at the same hospital.... Read More →

Last comment by jobellestarr

Stressed out after 2 years in the ED - HELP!

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I currently have my RN license in TN. I have worked in a hospital for 2 years and I want to find a clinic job or something else outside of the... Read More →

Last comment by Deebuzz

3 interviews lined up - What if I get a job offer with interview number 1??

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I am a 4th year BSN student and I am lined up for 3 interviews at our local civilian hospital. My 3rd interview is weeks away from the 1st &... Read More →

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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 →

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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

Required by work to get BSN - Don't want to write endless papers

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I need to get my BSN per hospital policy. Nineteen years ago I had accumulated almost 1/2 the credits necessary. I imagine they've expired & I'd... Read More →

Last comment by harleyridingirl

Considering transitioning to travel psych nursing

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am currently working in psychiatry in a student health setting. I have worked here for 4 years but I am interested in travel psych nursing. I... Read More →

Sad and Exhausted - Questioning my career choice

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth- Hello! I am a nurse and I am questioning my career choice at times. I was a labor and delivery nurse on a high risk OB unit for 7 years. I ended... Read More →

Last comment by Mander0415

Intra-Hospital Transfer: What are the expectations during the transition period?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I work as a vascular access nurse in a hospital setting. Recently I applied for a transfer to pediatrics, and got accepted. My question is am i... Read More →

Last comment by JossAY
New BSN with 4 years School Nurse experience as ADN - Can't land a hospital job.

New BSN with 4 years School Nurse experience as ADN - Can't land a hospital job.

by Nurse Beth - Needless to say, I was shocked that I could not find a hospital position. I feel it is now time to move on from my position as a school nurse, which I do enjoy.... Read More →

Last comment by petuniaRN67

I made a medication error - Now what???

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Oops! I made a medication error-Now what? I made a medication error, along with another nurse, but, I am ONLY taking responsibility for my... Read More →

Last comment by Gabriel13

Foreign RN Needing Visa

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I'm a graduate of Nursing Batch 2013 here in Philippines. I passed my NCLEX exam last June 25, 2015 so now I'm a registered nurse both here in... Read More →

Last comment by dchrisq

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 →


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