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!

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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How to Find My Passion - Which Specialty is Right for Me?

How to Find My Passion - Which Specialty is Right for Me?

by Nurse Beth - I am in search of any advice as far as what specialty track might give me a broad range of options for future career moves. I am deciding between Healthcare policy,... Read More →

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Considering Travel Nursing?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am considering a position as a traveling nurse. What would entail a good offer from one of these traveling agencies? What red flags about them... Read More →

Criminal Infraction? Writing a Letter of Explanation to the BON

Criminal Infraction? Writing a Letter of Explanation to the BON

by Nurse Beth - A criminal history does not mean that you cannot become a nurse, but it may mean extra work and extra expenses. If you have a previous offense, maybe you, like... Read More →

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50 Yr Old Experienced RN; Should I go back to school for my BSN or MSN?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Trying to decide if I should go back to school to earn my bachelors or Masters. I am 50 years old and I have been an RN for 10 years. Previous to... Read More →

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Young & Dumb - Will criminal background prevent me from being a nurse?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I am at a pivotal place in my career path. I have recently been accepted into a nursing program. However, I realize now (right before the... Read More →

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Gap in Employment

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I am in my mid-30s and a second career nurse. I worked on the administrative side of healthcare while attending nursing school for my BSN night... Read More →

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30 Years Old: Fearfully Considering Giving Nursing School a Second Try

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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Military Spouse - Confused about what path to take to become RN

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am 24, a military spouse, and I am starting school late. I am interested in becoming an RN, specifically in women's health and my dream job is... 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 →

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 →

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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 →

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Gap Between NCLEX and Job - Help!

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I am in desperate need of your professional advice. I graduated from nursing school in 2014 with a BSN. I left for Europe and returned, then... Read More →

Inactive for 4 Years : Is my license no good?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I have been inactive for 4 years (due to car accident) but in this time I've kept up my CEU's with online classes, and renewed my license each... Read More →

RN Friend from India - How can I speed up the review process?

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I hold a current RN license with CA state via 'endorsement'. My first RN license was approved at New York. I did my Nursing in INDIA( both... Read More →

Last comment by Pixie.RN

How to Pick a Job - Exciting vs Great Schedule

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I currently work on a medical-surgical floor. I'm ready to move on to something more acute. I just interviewed at a top-ranked Hospital for... Read More →

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BIG Mistake

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I need some advice for an upcoming job interview. I was employed full - time with an assisted living facility. Loved the place, but the 12 hour... Read More →

Struggling: Losing my high-acuity skills

by Nurse Beth - Nurse Beth, Fear of losing my skills: I'm a new (14 months out) grad from a fast track nursing program (2 years, but you still come out with a BN). I spent my... Read More →

Overwhelmed New Nursing Home Nurse

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have currently started my orientation at a nursing home. I applied at a nursing home because I don't have any experience working as a nurse... Read More →

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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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 →

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