Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 2

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!

Lots of Experience A Long Time Ago

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth I am 61 years old and have not worked in 16 years. I have been active volunteering at Free Clinics and in Special Procedures at my local... Read More →

Last comment by marylou5

I Keyed a Car-Can I Be a Nurse?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a prospective nursing student in Texas. I have a misdemeanor destruction of property for keying a car about 10 years ago. I went through... Read More →

New LPN: Working Assisted Living and Not Learning on the Job

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I've been an LPN for about 4 months now and work in an assisted living facility. I'm still learning how to paperwork but the work is way too... Read More →

Last comment by BeverlyMeetze

I want a secure future - $22K for LPN school?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a sophomore in college, I have an associate degree in liberal arts from a community college. I am currently a transfer student at a 4 year... Read More →

Last comment by Froggybelly

Why do LPNs only make $40K per year?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am considering a career change to nursing. I'm thinking of entering into the LPN program because once I'm accepted I only have to be out of... Read More →

Last comment by Jme LPN17GRN1

Treated Like Black Plague

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I surrendered my RN license 7 years ago and recently reinstated it. It shows the active license and the surrender license. I have 20 years of... Read More →

Last comment by rmb84

Hiring Manager Doesn't Answer My Calls

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, This is my first post. Would love to hear from you guyswhacha think. I applied to this HCA post at a well-known Uni/Hospital. Last Thursday I... Read More →

Terminated After Two Months!!

Terminated After Two Months!!

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Their training program was about 3 months, but I didn't think it was long enough for me. On my first month on my own, I was incredibly stressed... Read More →

Last comment by ambrielle26

Help Me to Figure Out My Career Path

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm in my late 30s, I have a B.S. in biology, and I'm looking at changing careers from science editing (among other things) to nursing. Currently... Read More →

Last comment by BeenThere2012

Burnt Out - What Units Should I Consider?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have 9 years of experience in various units in the hospital. I am so burnt out I vomit before I go into work. Yes, literally. I have applied to... Read More →

Last comment by elkpark

Job Hopper - What's wrong with me?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been in the nursing field for many years - 11 years as an LPN, and now 5 years as an RN. As an LPN I worked in nursing homes and stayed... Read More →

Last comment by SeasonedOne

Fired By My Patients

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am 58 and a new 2-Yr. RN, I am a soft spoken, rule following, dutiful person & RN. I always inquire about my patients stay in the hospital but... Read More →

Last comment by cbatal

Antsy in the Office - Thinking about applying to ED

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Leave my easy job for more challenges and stimulation, when more challenges= more stress and a worse schedule? I have been a nurse for about... Read More →

Last comment by BeverlyMeetze

7 High Acuity Patients...?!

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I work on a medical floor. We have a 7:1 patient-nurse ratio. The acuity levels are very high at times with transfers from ICU. We have no... Read More →

Failed LPN School - How can I reapply?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have recently been let go from my LPN nursing class due to failing Pharmacology. I want to go back next year or at least find another school... Read More →

Last comment by Akay1717

New Grad with OR Job Offer - I hate OR

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I'm a new Grad Nurse. I got an offer as OR Nurse at a hospital center which the program starts in 3 months. I have accepted the offer but have not... Read More →

Last comment by Froggybelly

Being Deposed - Help!

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I once worked in a nursing home 3 years ago, where a dementia patient suffered a severe fall injury (fractured neck) in the bathroom, in spite... Read More →

Last comment by EdieBrous

Nursing Student??

by Nurse Beth - Hey Nurse Beth.... I'm a licensed psychologist working for a federal agency. I've been thinking about lack of job flexibility as I get older, with plans to work a... Read More →

Last comment by legalsally

Help! I'm Blacklisted

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have a reprimand and a do not rehire situation and since then it is safe to say I am blacklisted. I currently work in an ICU 2 hours... Read More →

Inappropriate Sexual Conversations and Controlling Client

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, How should I explain/disclose my reasons for leaving my Home Care cases, in the best light? Ready to return to work after being out on... Read More →

58 years old - Am I too old to start nursing school??

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have no way of knowing if some nursing schools are more difficult than others, but I am undecided as to whether I should proceed. Let me... Read More →

Last comment by SecondAct

Tips to Become a Writer/Editor?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, What are the top five things you would tell a nurse who wants to become a writer/editor? Dear Wants to Be a Writer, Congrats! If you... Read More →

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