Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 3

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!

Did I Make the Right or Wrong Decision?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am graduating in the next month with my ADN and am super excited about it! During my entire nursing education I have wanted to be an OR nurse,... Read More →

Last comment by Froggybelly

42 Years Old - Is it too late to become a nurse?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I am a 42 year old wife and mother of 3 children 9, 4, and 3 still at home and considering a career change. I have had a life changing experience... Read More →

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Limited as an LPN

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, So I just finished nursing school (LPN Program) back in September. I took my NCLEX in October and passed. Ultimately I want to be a Neonatal... Read More →

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New RN Grad with 6 yrs LPN Experience - What's the Best Way to Become OB Nurse?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a newly graduated RN from an associate's degree program in MA with 6 years of experience as a LPN and I'm trying to find out what steps I... Read More →

New Grad: Hard to Choose Between 2 Job Offers

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a New Grad RN (BSN). I obtained my RN license in March 2017 (last month) and have two job offers that I just am having such a hard time to... Read More →

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PhD vs DNP

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I am currently a Clinical Learning Coordinator where I work, so I basically do nurse orientation and help with those types of things. I am not... Read More →

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Going back to Nursing School - Fearful of failing again

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am considering going back to school to become an RN. I went into nursing school right out of high school, but I don't think I was as prepared... Read More →

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Accepted for 2nd Internship Interview: What will they expect from me?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth! I have applied for a graduate nursing internship at St. Joseph's Children's hospital in Tampa, FL and had my 1st interview with them... Read More →

What types of questions will Nurse Beth NOT answer?

by tnbutterfly - Nurse Beth does not review individual resumes or cover letters, and does not endorse/give feedback on specific colleges and schools of nursing. Read More →

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Med-Surg or Specialty??

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, MED SURG OR SPECIALTY? I have a few different residency job offers, two for Med Surg and one for ER. I love the ER and that is where I want... Read More →

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New Grad in Critical Care - Patient Ratio too High to Provide Safe Care

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I graduated May 2015 with my BSN. I did my preceptorship in a local ICU. When I graduated I accepted a job in the MICU/SICU at another location.... Read More →

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Changing Careers - Confused about TEAS

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I have been out of school for a while and am returning with the intent to aspire bachelors in nursing... I have an associates in biology, and... Read More →

62 Years Old - How do I get started in private duty nursing?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I a 62 years old and have been RN for 18 years. Am interested in doing private duty caregiving/companionship/sitting. No heavy duty nursing. How... Read More →

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New Nurse Needs Time Management Tips

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been a nurse for 8 months, and I need some tips on time management. With my patients' level of acuity, the constantly ringing phone, and... Read More →

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Is this a possible case of age discrimination?

Is this a possible case of age discrimination?

by Nurse Beth - I had my instructor review my resume and give me some tips, but I still had no interviews. Two months later, I had an interview with a medical practice for an... Read More →

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I want interactions with patients but not bedside : Suggestions?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been in nursing for 32 years , LPN to ADN now BSN for 8 years . I have worked in various settings . I am a Team lead Case manager for an... Read More →

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New Grad: Need Help with Writing Resume and Cover Letter

New Grad: Need Help with Writing Resume and Cover Letter

by Nurse Beth - Congrats, you graduated nursing school! What a huge and happy accomplishment. While I do not know of a nursing resume service, there are some important... Read More →

Graduating Soon - Having Doubts

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a student that will be graduating in May 2017. I currently work as a Tech in a Psychiatric Unit. I am very thankful at this position as... Read More →

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Age Discrimination in Nursing

Age Discrimination in Nursing

by Nurse Beth - Ageism is pervasive in our society. It's not news to anyone that our society values youth and devalues age. It seems that the worst choice you can make is to grow... Read More →

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Nursing Student does not like PCT job

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am currently a level 3 nursing student. I work prn nights as a PCT at a local hospital. I always dread going to work on the nights I'm... Read More →

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Overwhelmed International Nurse - Preceptor is Condescending

Overwhelmed International Nurse - Preceptor is Condescending

by Nurse Beth - The preceptor that I am assigned to is helpful in some regards but she has a very condescending tone when speaking to me if I am getting overwhelmed with tasks she... Read More →

DNP vs Masters

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I recently started an FNP program. My career goal is to work primary care in a rural setting. I was accepted to the DNP program, but I can choose... Read More →

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