Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 20

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!

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Will be finishing orientation and getting married - Can I request time off for honeymoon?

Good evening! I had a question for you and anyone you think might have a good opinion to. I am a BSN and work at children's hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. My...

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Will getting a C in clinical in ADN prevent me from pursuing a BSN?

Hello Nurse Beth! I am currently in an ADN program and am at risk for receiving a clinical marginal. This means I will receive nothing higher than a letter of...

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PCT, ADN, or BSN - What should I do?

Dear Nurse Beth, First of all, thank you for viewing my questions! It means so much to me. My question is this- I take my final prereqs this fall for an ADN...

How to Land a Job
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How to Land a Job

Consider Relocating Geographic location can be a barrier to getting hired. The "nursing shortage" is regional. Some areas of the country and some hospitals are...

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Reality Shock: Nursing school vs the real world

Dear Nurse Beth, My question is about patient safety. Nursing students are taught to use a filtered needle or a "straw" to draw up meds in a glass ampule that...

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School teacher wanting a career change - Is nursing for me?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a Elementary school teacher wanting to make a career change, disheartened by the pay for what I do. I am asking for some suggestions,...I...

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Graduating soon - Need tips for job search

Dear Nurse Beth, My name is Anupama Rao. I am a senior nursing student, graduating this December. I would like to know some tips to start looking for jobs....

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Foreign based nurse needs help finding a hospital job
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Foreign based nurse needs help finding a hospital job

Dear medic admin in Qatar, Have you graduated yet? Are you an RN? I don’t know about RN training or exam qualifications in Qatar. In the United States, there...

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New grad - worried about losing marketability working Peds Psych

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a new grad RN as of May 2015. I've known I wanted to do peds since before I started nursing school. I got a job at a good hospital after a...

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OR vs. Home Health position- Which should I pick?

Hello Nurse Beth, I’m a new nurse with an option for Circulating nurse (OR), or Home Health RN. My desire is to work in tele or ICU, but these positions...

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Seeking First Job - Need Advice
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Seeking First Job - Need Advice

1. My question is this: It has been over six months since I've passed my test, and I have had a huge issue even getting callbacks. When I do manage to find someone...

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How do I become a Forensic Nurse?

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a high school student and I want to become a Forensic Nurse but I am very confused on the process to becoming one. Can you please tell me...

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Job Interview - When to reveal sensitive personal information

Dear Nurse Beth, I have a question regarding when in the job interview process a candidate should reveal sensitive personal information, such as a history of...

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LPN Student who Needs Job - Should I stay in school?

Good morning, Nurse Beth, I'm a current evening LPN student. I just started 3 days ago I was so excited. My problem is my job cancels me like every other day....

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Criminal History/Going before the board - What are my chances of being granted a license?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have a criminal background with a large history of fraudulent checks..I passed my state boards in Aug, and have to go in front of the board in...

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BA Psych - Need a job while in nursing school

Dear Nurse Beth, I have my bachelor's degree in psychology and recently graduated with my BSN. I am studying for my boards, but need to find a new job. What are...

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2 1/2 yrs acute care exp - What are my chances of getting a job in Hawaii?

Dear Nurse Beth, I've seen similar questions on this site, and hope this isn’t redundant. I'm an RN with 2.5 years experience on a surgical unit, I've worked as...

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Failed clinical - How will this affect my ability to get a job?

Hi Nurse Beth, I have seen many of your articles pertaining to new grad nurses and they have all been very informative and useful. I am a nursing student and...

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Stressed Out! - What if I am not smart enough to be a nurse?

Hello Nurse Beth, I am a student that attends a junior college and am taking classes to transfer to a university to become a registered nurse with a bachelor's...

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Discouraged - Graduated from LPN program but never took test

Dear Nurse Beth, I would like to ask your advice. I graduated 3yrs ago from an accelerated LPN program, and never took the test. Personal/Family situations have...

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Job suggestions for nurse who likes the paperwork side of care

Dear Nurse Beth, I started my career with a Bachelor's in Psychology and then went on to get my ADN in Illinois. I have worked in long term care as a MDS...

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Chamberlain vs Grand Canyon University??

Hello Nurse Beth, I am currently applying to a couple of different RN-BSN programs and I've narrowed it down to Chamberlain and Grand Canyon University....


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