Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 4

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 LPN: Working Assisted Living and Not Learning on the Job

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I've been an LPN for about 4 months now and work in an assisted living facility. I'm still learning how to paperwork but the work is way too... Read More →

Last comment by BeverlyMeetze

I want a secure future - $22K for LPN school?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a sophomore in college, I have an associate degree in liberal arts from a community college. I am currently a transfer student at a 4 year... Read More →

Last comment by Froggybelly

Why do LPNs only make $40K per year?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am considering a career change to nursing. I'm thinking of entering into the LPN program because once I'm accepted I only have to be out of... Read More →

Last comment by Jme LPN17GRN1

Treated Like Black Plague

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I surrendered my RN license 7 years ago and recently reinstated it. It shows the active license and the surrender license. I have 20 years of... Read More →

Last comment by rmb84

Hiring Manager Doesn't Answer My Calls

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, This is my first post. Would love to hear from you guyswhacha think. I applied to this HCA post at a well-known Uni/Hospital. Last Thursday I... Read More →

Terminated After Two Months!!

Terminated After Two Months!!

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Their training program was about 3 months, but I didn't think it was long enough for me. On my first month on my own, I was incredibly stressed... Read More →

Last comment by ambrielle26

Help Me to Figure Out My Career Path

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm in my late 30s, I have a B.S. in biology, and I'm looking at changing careers from science editing (among other things) to nursing. Currently... Read More →

Last comment by BeenThere2012

Burnt Out - What Units Should I Consider?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have 9 years of experience in various units in the hospital. I am so burnt out I vomit before I go into work. Yes, literally. I have applied to... Read More →

Last comment by elkpark

Tips to Become a Writer/Editor?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, What are the top five things you would tell a nurse who wants to become a writer/editor? Dear Wants to Be a Writer, Congrats! If you... Read More →

Last comment by sergel02

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 →

Last comment by Quickbeam

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 →

7 High Acuity Patients...?!

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I work on a medical floor. We have a 7:1 patient-nurse ratio. The acuity levels are very high at times with transfers from ICU. We have no... Read More →

Failed LPN School - How can I reapply?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have recently been let go from my LPN nursing class due to failing Pharmacology. I want to go back next year or at least find another school... Read More →

Last comment by Akay1717

New Grad with OR Job Offer - I hate OR

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I'm a new Grad Nurse. I got an offer as OR Nurse at a hospital center which the program starts in 3 months. I have accepted the offer but have not... Read More →

Last comment by Froggybelly

Being Deposed - Help!

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I once worked in a nursing home 3 years ago, where a dementia patient suffered a severe fall injury (fractured neck) in the bathroom, in spite... Read More →

Last comment by EdieBrous

Nursing Student??

by Nurse Beth - Hey Nurse Beth.... I'm a licensed psychologist working for a federal agency. I've been thinking about lack of job flexibility as I get older, with plans to work a... Read More →

Last comment by legalsally

Help! I'm Blacklisted

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have a reprimand and a do not rehire situation and since then it is safe to say I am blacklisted. I currently work in an ICU 2 hours... Read More →

Inappropriate Sexual Conversations and Controlling Client

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, How should I explain/disclose my reasons for leaving my Home Care cases, in the best light? Ready to return to work after being out on... Read More →

Job Hopper - What's wrong with me?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been in the nursing field for many years - 11 years as an LPN, and now 5 years as an RN. As an LPN I worked in nursing homes and stayed... Read More →

Last comment by SeasonedOne

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 →

Last comment by MariposaOak
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 →

Last comment by Just.Blessed.RN

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 →


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