Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 21

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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New Grad - Should I take this public health job??

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a new grad and have been offered a staff nurse position at a county public health clinic. This would be my very first job out of nursing...

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Need help deciding between 2 job offers

Dear Nurse Beth, I have a bit of a situation. I am a new grad RN and I live on Cape Cod. Recently I received two job offers; one is a local Doctor's office, and...

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Beginning Last Semester - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm in dire need of advice. I'm at that crucial point in my nursing program where I'm beginning my last semester in August, and I'm trying to...

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What do I say when the interviewer asks why I left my previous job?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been an RN for 1 year and ten months. During that time, and after many applications, I was offered a job at a SNF which I accepted. I...

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New Grad - Should I hold out for Acute Care or try LTC/Rehab?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new grad and have been searching for jobs for the past few months (not a long time I know). So far none of the big hospitals I have...

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Nursing student needs help getting CNA hospital job

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a CNA/phlebotomist that just started nursing school and I've been trying to get into a hospital career for 3 years. I have assisted living...

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Traveling RN Wants to Get BSN While On the Road
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Traveling RN Wants to Get BSN While On the Road

Dear Traveling RN/Wants BSN, Excellent! and lucky for you, there has never been a better time to advance your education and enhance your earning potential by...

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How do I get that first elusive acute care job?
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How do I get that first elusive acute care job?

Dear New Grad, Getting your PALS will not directly help you to land a non-ED, non-Peds position in acute care. Actually, while most new grads amass...

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How do you lose your license??
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How do you lose your license??

Dear How Do you Lose Your License, Management is a tough job, kudos to you. You are smack in between administration and staff nurses, trying to get staff nurses...

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Should I look out of state for a job?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a recent BSN graduate living in the Philadelphia area. It is tough to find a job without one year of experience here so I am considering...

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Graduating in 2 months : Is it too early to start applying for jobs?

Hi Nurse Beth, I'm a student nurse who will be graduating with my ADN in less than two months. I'm a career changer, prior military for 8 years with no medical...

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Older New Grad: Need interview tips

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new nurse graduate. I received my Bachelors recently and have passed the NCLEX. I am "older" and wonder if there is any advice you'd...

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Nursing School and Starting a Family

Dear Nurse Beth I'm in my last semester of uni to become an RN and will be 30 when I graduate. I've put off starting a family for the years I've been at uni and...

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Late bloomer ADN - Should I get my BSN?

Hi Nurse Beth, I am 53 years old and just graduated nursing school with my ADN. I am a late bloomer went back to school 10 years ago slowly taking prerequisites...

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Doubting myself because I want to be a nurse so I can "give back"

Dear Nurse Beth, I am 27 years old. I take my final prereq this fall, and assuming I can pass the teas test I submit my application this fall to the nursing...

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I was bullied out of my job
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I was bullied out of my job

She made up stories about me and accused me of being unsafe. My manager believed these stories, wrote me up, and put a performance plan in place, even though I told...

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MA student looking for online LPN courses

Dear Nurse Beth, Hi, I am currently in school for medical assisting. I will graduate very soon and hopefully be a registered medical assistant. I would like to...

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Are there utilization review certification courses?

Hi Nurse Beth, I am an RN with 30 years experience in acute medical, respiratory, geriatrics, psych and developmental disabilities. Are there any courses to...

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I need a new resume - Help!

Dear Nurse Beth, Please help. I am an RN ADN. My 1st job is a nursing home. Been there 2 years and want to go to hospital. I am 52, I became a nurse late in...

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Nursing Student with Learning Disability

Dear Nurse Beth, I am currently in school and taking online courses for a different major. I want to change my major into nursing and I am running into a few...

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Should I get my masters? 48 years old with 24 years experience

Dear Nurse Beth, After 24 yrs as an RN with AA degree I am finally completing my BSN. I have a desire to continue on for my masters, however, have never been...

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Should I work as a CNA or PCT?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am in my mid-thirties and halfway through nursing school. I have not worked since after I graduated college. I am doing great in school,...

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