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!

License on Probation

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am an Alabama LPN whose license is on probation. The whole experience has made me doubt myself. It is hard out there finding another position.... Read More →

Enrolling in online RN to BSN after NCLEX:  Should I work?

Enrolling in online RN to BSN after NCLEX: Should I work?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Wondering if I Should Work, The answer to “Would (not working after I pass NCLEX) hinder me from getting a job?” is “ Yes, probably.” Waiting to start your... Read More →

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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 →

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Active Duty Military RN, BSN - When do you know you are ready to become an NP?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am active duty in the military serving as a RN with BSN. I have been a nurse for 4 years: 1.5 years medsurg ward, 1 year PACU/APU, and 1.5... Read More →

Last comment by Pixie.RN

When one door closes

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, A little background information about my situation. I was attending a RN program and the school shuttered before I was due to start my last... Read More →

RMA Wants to Become LPN : Afraid of Failure

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a RMA but I wanted to go back to school to become an LPN. My question is begin that I tried the program twice already I am afraid of failing... Read More →

Last comment by 3ringnursing

How to Handle a Bully as a Supervisor

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, My boss is hiring back an LPN in my LTC setting. I will be her supervisor. She has a history of bullying, not teaming up with other nurses,... Read More →

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What's the Best Path to CRNA?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I am interested in becoming a Nurse Anesthetist and have come to ask you the best way to achieve this. Quick background: I graduated with... 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 →

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Is it OK to include a photo with resume or CV?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have this one question , is it okay for one to include his or her photo in the resume or curriculum Vitae Dear Resume Photo, Good... Read More →

Last comment by WanderingNurse45

RN With 27 Years Experience - Can't find permanent employment

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am an experienced RN with 27 years of multiple specialties behind me from trauma ICU, ER, psych etc. I went from ER to a clinic position... Read More →

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Salary Negotiation for Nurse Educator Position

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, How should I negotiate salary in an upcoming interview as a hospital nurse educator? ... Read More →

New BSN Grad - Should I get my NP now?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am 22 years old and graduated with a BSN this May. I have applied to a masters for NP. Would I be able to manage the workload of the NP program... Read More →

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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 Kooky Korky

New Grad with 2 Job Offers - How do I decide?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new grad (May 2017) and I received my RN license a few weeks ago. I had two interviews yesterday (both at the same hospital in NJ) and... Read More →

Last comment by NLLL16

Want to go back to school to become a nurse - Where do I start?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am thinking of going back to school to become a nurse but I have no idea where to start. I have a Bachelors of Arts degree in communication... Read More →

New Grad Seeking Job - Union or Non-Union?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new grad. I have recently interviewed for a position that is nonunion. This is my dream field of nursing and if offered a position I... Read More →

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New Grad With Baby on the Way - Should I work nights?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I will be graduating from nursing school in a few weeks and am expecting my first child i My husband is attending medical school and is not home... Read More →

Last comment by MierKat

51 Year Old Experienced Nurse - Am I too old to obtain my BSN?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a 51 year old nurse with most of my experience at a large level trauma 1 in med-surg telemetry. I am thinking about returning to school... Read More →

Last comment by caroljj

Well-seasoned Diploma/AD RN -Want to relocate but can't secure a job.

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a diploma/AD RN with 35+ years of experience, predominantly in the field of home health nursing and psychiatry. Most of my recent... Read More →

Last comment by calhirn

New RN - Should I take an unappealing Med-Surg offer?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a recently-licensed RN looking for some career advice and guidance. This summer, after graduating nursing school, I have been working at an... Read More →

Last comment by ivyleaf

Will gaining acute care experience make me a better candidate for NP-MPH school?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I am hoping to get advice as to what NP-MPH programs look for on a resume/what experience would be best before entering this program. I... Read More →

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