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!

Is 46 Too Old for Nursing School?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been reading your advice you have given to hundreds of aspiring nurses/current nurses etc. I admire you for the love and dedication you... Read More →

Last comment by Tommy5677

No Time For Real Nursing

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a seasoned nurse LPN to RN (30+yrs), with the majority focused on EoL Care (HOSPICE) and Geriatric Nursing. At this season in my career,... Read More →

Last comment by CoCook

High School Student Wants to be an Oncology Nurse

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a confused junior in high school. I have always had a desire to do nursing. I really want to go into helping cancer patients. I have... Read More →

Anxiety Attacks Before Work

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I would like to start out by saying that I have been an LPN for 5 years now, and in healthcare for 7 (I was a CNA for 2 years prior). Since the... Read More →

Last comment by RNdh

Wants to Work From Home

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am an RN with 9 years of experience in a small rural hospital (ER, OB, MedSurg experience). I love being a nurse, but am finding the schedule... Read More →

Last comment by Laurenrn1124

Failed Nursing Program on Last Day

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, My situation is a little weird. I was a nursing student who failed a final exam on the last day on school in my final semester. Due to my not... Read More →

How to Work and Win With Application Tracking Software (ATS)

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, How does one follow up, reiterate interest in an application with an HR Dept outgoing message to view their website for details on your... Read More →

Last comment by sunny time

Patient Nurse Ratios 7:1

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have a difficult situation and need advice. I am seeking a new job. I am a nurse working at a hospital that is overburdened, short staffed,... Read More →

Last comment by MochaRN424

Wants to be an LPN at 69, but School Costs 27,000

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I will be 69 years old next month, and I'm considering going to school and get an LPN certificate. I want to do international volunteering and... Read More →

Last comment by sunny time

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 brandiep1982

Burn out...or Panic Attack?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I would like to start out by saying that I have been an LPN for 5 years now. Since the moment I stepped foot into long-term care I have felt at... Read More →

Hate Working as a School Nurse

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am confused on which career path to take. I am currently working as a school nurse and my only dislike regarding this job is the down time. I... Read More →

Training for Nurse but Wants to be a Doctor

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am going to finish off my pre nursing coursework this fall and am looking into a nursing bsn program to begin soon. I was planning on working... Read More →

Isn't NICU like adult ICU?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am an RN, BSN with 5 years of Neonatal ICU experience. I've enjoyed my experience in NICU but am looking for a change and having trouble... Read More →

Is nursing too difficult for a mother with young children?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, HI. I'm a mother of young kids currently set to start nursing school. Do u think that it's a good idea? I'm nervous about my working options... Read More →

Last comment by Potatoskins

Fleeing the Bedside

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have worked on a medical floor for 14 months. Started there as new grad. Acuity levels are through the roof with 7 pt./ nurse ratio. The... Read More →

How to Get Hired When I Graduate

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, How are you doing? I am a second year nursing Student studying at a University in Australia. I was wondering, apart from my studies what else... Read More →

Last comment by mircats

Two Job Offers-How To Pick

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am in a dilemma and was hoping you can help guide me. I just graduated with my BSN and received my RN license. I did some job searching and... Read More →

Last comment by trufflelilyRN

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 →

Last comment by Lovekaylanicole

RN Wants to Train Nursing Assistants

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I need to know if I need a certification to train HHA? I am a RN, CLNC,CNA instructor, CPR Instructor. Dear Wants to Train Home Health... Read More →

Last comment by Daisy Joyce

New Grad Wants to Leave 2nd Job in 8 Months

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Sometimes I feel as though I'm making a bigger deal out of this than I should, so I'll start from the beginning... I'm a fairly recent RN... Read More →

Last comment by sunny time

DON Refuses to Give Performance Feedback

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I obtained my nursing license in June 2016 at the age of 55 and started working at a skilled nursing unit two days later. I've worked now for... Read More →

Last comment by middleagednurse

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