Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 16

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!

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 →

Last comment by Mavrick

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 →

Last comment by NurseFifty

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 →

Last comment by honeyforasalteyfish
I was bullied out of my job

I was bullied out of my job

by Nurse Beth - She made up stories about me and accused me of being unsafe. My manager believed these stories, wrote me up, and put a performance plan in place, even though I told... Read More →

Last comment by trinitymaster

MA student looking for online LPN courses

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Hi, I am currently in school for medical assisting. I will graduate very soon and hopefully be a registered medical assistant. I would like to... Read More →

Last comment by FutureRN-GA

Are there utilization review certification courses?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I am an RN with 30 years experience in acute medical, respiratory, geriatrics, psych and developmental disabilities. Are there any courses to... Read More →

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 →

Last comment by tsm007

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 →

Last comment by RNlouise

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 →

Last comment by Desert Lady

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 →

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 →

Last comment by CarryThatWeight

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 →

Last comment by NurseFifty

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 →

Nursing student needs help getting CNA hospital job

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a CNA/phlebotomist that just started nursing school and I've been trying to get into a hospital career for 3 years. I have assisted living... Read More →

Last comment by NRSKarenRN
Traveling RN Wants to Get BSN While On the Road

Traveling RN Wants to Get BSN While On the Road

by Nurse Beth - Dear Traveling RN/Wants BSN, Excellent! and lucky for you, there has never been a better time to advance your education and enhance your earning potential by... Read More →

Last comment by Funkymiss187
How do I get that first elusive acute care job?

How do I get that first elusive acute care job?

by Nurse Beth - Dear New Grad, Getting your PALS will not directly help you to land a non-ED, non-Peds position in acute care. Actually, while most new grads amass... Read More →

Last comment by SubSippi
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 →

Last comment by LadysSolo

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 →

Last comment by Rose_Queen

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 →

Last comment by BiotoBSNtoFNP

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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