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. Nurses often gravitate to Beth to ask for advice and insight. To learn more about Nurse Beth, visit About Beth Hawkes MSN, RN-BC, HACP

When is the Right Time to Leave First Job - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have worked in a specialized adult ICU for a little over a year. I do not enjoy my job and desire for a career change. I feel that the PICU... Read More →

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New to Night Shift - How will I survive??

New to Night Shift - How will I survive??

by Nurse Beth - Dear Going to Nights, Congratulations on landing your first nursing job! So exciting and I hope you love it. Night Shift is Different... and it Takes Time ... Read More →

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Soon-to-be New Grad : I Don't Want to Settle for Med-Surg

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I am a nursing student getting ready to graduate soon with my BSN. I have been an LPN for 6 years. I am starting to apply for GN residency/job... Read More →

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How is the job market for Psych NPs?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I will be graduating with my MSN in Admin this May. I chose that route because my school only offers Admin, Ed or FNP. I really don't desire to... Read More →

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Filipino Enrolled Nurse Wants to Become Staff Nurse in Another Country

by Nurse Beth - Good day Nurse Beth, I am a Filipino nurse who is working as an Enrolled nurse here in Singapore for 3 years and 5 months now (2012-present). Before I became an... Read More →

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New Grad Wants to Travel

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Are there any jobs that will allow me to travel (in or out of the states) as a new grad? I graduate in April with my BSN and would love to find... Read More →

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Medical Assistant - I want to be a nurse

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am wondering. I am almost finishing a program for Medical Assistant because I want to become a paramedic and then be a nurse in the... Read More →

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58 years old - Am I too old to start nursing school??

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have no way of knowing if some nursing schools are more difficult than others, but I am undecided as to whether I should proceed. Let me... Read More →

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I'm Stuck - Need to Make a Quick Decision

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, So I am kind of stuck and don't know how to navigate myself out!. I have been in School for my RN to BSN since Aug 2015. This program is fairly... Read More →

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37 year old procrastinator - Considering a nursing career

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a 37yr old procrastinator, who is full of regrets and is wondering if it's too late to start nursing school. I beg of you to bear with me... Read More →

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Oncology nurse but my heart is not in it.

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I've been working on a oncology floor for about 8 months. I've discovered at this time, emotionally it is not a good fit for me so I am looking... Read More →

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Got Fired - Need help writing resume

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am new here and I need help. I am in very difficult situation. My nurse residency program is discontinued ( I got fired yesterday). No... Read More →

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Thinking about Relocating : need advice to make the relocation easier

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I'm an RN of 4.5yrs and live in MI. I've always worked for the same facility which is a 300 bed hospital. I've done medsurg/tele and L&D both of... Read More →

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16 Years Old : Want to be the first in my Family to Go to College

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a 16 year old and am thinking about doing a degree in nursing. I am about to oversee a nurse in their field soon, but i think nursing is for... Read More →

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Moving into New Nursing Field - Won't Pay Me for My Expertise

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I am trying to change my career from field nurse specializing in wounds/ostomy to long term care facility or temporary. I love what I do am... Read More →

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Diploma Nurse Moving to the States

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am currently doing my diploma of nursing, currently going moving states so applying for uni. Without completing my diploma. Is there a point... Read More →

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Will I Be Able to Find a Teaching Job at 63?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I have been a psychiatric RN for about 40 years and recently earned a BSN. I am 61 years old. I am very interested in teaching and would like to... Read More →

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Second-Career 50-ish RN working LTAC - Anxious about searching for new job

Second-Career 50-ish RN working LTAC - Anxious about searching for new job

by Nurse Beth - I was a leader in my class. My precepting RNs liked me but I did not click with HR. I got a few interviews but all the prestigious new grad jobs went to my young... Read More →

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Stressed Out! - Should I stay and tough it out?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I recently changed jobs from a stepdown unit at one hospital to a cardiac ICU at another. I made the switch wanting to learn new things and... Read More →

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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 →

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Newer unemployed nurse wanting NICU job

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I graduated nursing school in December 2015. I took my boards in February and received my Nursing license in March. It has been 9 months since... Read More →

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Recently Laid Off - Is Nursing for Me?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I was recently laid off in the oilfield and I am considering a career change. I currently hold a BBA in General Business. I was looking at nursing... Read More →

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