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. Nurses often gravitate to Beth to ask for advice and insight. To learn more about Nurse Beth, visit About Beth Hawkes MSN, RN-BC, HACP

Career Changer - Resources?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I am changing my career from 10 ys in Human Resources to Nursing but feel very uncertain about the whole career change. I know I WANT to help and... Read More →

Last comment by Quickbeam

Graduating Soon: Should I take the CNA exam to get working experience?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, My name is Martina and I would like to ask you a question since I feel so lost and I don’t know who to ask. I am a nursing student graduating in... Read More →

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Filipino Enrolled Nurse Wants to Become Staff Nurse in Another Country

by Nurse Beth - Good day Nurse Beth, I am a Filipino nurse who is working as an Enrolled nurse here in Singapore for 3 years and 5 months now (2012-present). Before I became an... Read More →

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Moving into New Nursing Field - Won't Pay Me for My Expertise

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I am trying to change my career from field nurse specializing in wounds/ostomy to long term care facility or temporary. I love what I do am... Read More →

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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 →

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Single Mom - How soon after ADN should I pursue a BSN?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I have a couple questions for you. I am a student and I will be graduating in December with my ADN. When would you suggest finishing my BA... Read More →

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Recommendations on Pursuing MHA or MSN

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am almost finished my BSN, but, I already have both a BS and a Masters degree. As an RN, I do believe in continuing my education. I know I... Read More →

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Psychiatric Nursing Certification Without BSN?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Is it possible to get a certification in psychiatric nursing without getting a BSN? I have worked in this field for 30+ years and am 65 now and... 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 →

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B.A. in Public Health - Best Path to Become NP in Public Health?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I recently graduated with my B.A. in public health and am looking to break into nursing next. My ultimate career goal is to be a public health... Read More →

Last comment by Elinor

Unemployed x13 Months - Help!

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm currently unemployed. I have been looking for a job for 13 months and no one will hire me. I have over 23 years experience as a nurse. My... Read More →

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HIPAA Violation - Should I Sign Written Warning & Re-training

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a charge nurse with access to ED tracker check for possible patients which will come to my floor. Looked on a pt that ended up being a... Read More →

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Trouble getting a job in a "Good Ole Boy Town"

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Honest & professional non-judgmental feedback please. I served in the military for many years. When I got out all I could get were per diem... Read More →

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Looking for Oil Rig Companies that Hire Nurses

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Oil companies retain nurses on their off shore rigs, in the Gulf of Mexico for example. I'm trying to find the companies which hire such nurses... Read More →

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Working Toward CNM - Will Job-Hopping Make Me Look Unreliable?

Working Toward CNM - Will Job-Hopping Make Me Look Unreliable?

by Nurse Beth - Let me fill you in on my background: I graduated with my ADN in 2014, worked on an adult cardiac/tele floor for 8 mos or so (I knew I wouldn't stay, just took... Read More →

New to ED - What things should I do to become a better ED nurse?

New to ED - What things should I do to become a better ED nurse?

by Nurse Beth - I have been a nurse for 8 years now and had worked in a nursing home. I recently decided to transition to a hospital as everything in my life is undergoing change. ... Read More →

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New Grad: Moving When Husband Gets Orders

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I will be graduating soon with my ADN, but my husband will be receiving orders 10 months after I graduate where we will be relocated to... Read More →

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Missing Time With Family - I hate my weekends only job!!

Missing Time With Family - I hate my weekends only job!!

by Nurse Beth - In my current job, I have my own group of 6 and am charge of up to 30 patients on the unit, and one of my coworkers is always behind, so I feel like I have at least... Read More →

Last comment by KathyMomRN

Can a Muslim wear a headscarf and long dress while working as a nurse?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I wanted to apply for a nursing degree to study at university. I just have one concern, and although it sounds small it is quite a big issue for... Read More →

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Best Way for Soon-to-be New Grad to Land a Job in a New City?

by Nurse Beth - Hi there Nurse Beth, I will be graduating with my ADN in summer of 2018. I would like to relocate to the Seattle area after graduation, and am beginning to... Read More →

I have goals in mind - Need help getting there

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, My question is about career planning. I know many traditional students who really have no clue what they want to do with nursing, but a... Read More →

Resume Tips That Will Help You Stand Out From the Crowd

Resume Tips That Will Help You Stand Out From the Crowd

by Nurse Beth - This video discusses 4 major points to help you create a resume that will help you make a great impression and stand out from the other applicants. ... Read More →

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