Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 7

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!

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 →

Last comment by amoLucia

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 →

Last comment by finally03gt

Tired of Professor Playing Favorites

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I am pleased to be a part of the site. I am a new student nurse currently in training for my Associate's degree in Nursing Science. I have found... Read More →

Last comment by llg

Am I Making a Horrendous Mistake Choosing Nursing?

by Nurse Beth - HI Nurse Beth, I'm wondering if I'm making a horrendous mistake by choosing nursing. It's not something I've always wanted to do. I'm a career changer... Read More →

Last comment by PACU-LVN

HIPAA Violation - Should I Sign Written Warning & Re-training

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am a charge nurse with access to ED tracker check for possible patients which will come to my floor. Looked on a pt that ended up being a... Read More →

Last comment by Julius Seizure

Is nursing too difficult for a mother with young children?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, HI. I'm a mother of young kids currently set to start nursing school. Do u think that it's a good idea? I'm nervous about my working options... Read More →

Last comment by MierKat

Single Mom - How soon after ADN should I pursue a BSN?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I have a couple questions for you. I am a student and I will be graduating in December with my ADN. When would you suggest finishing my BA... Read More →

Last comment by MAnurse224

Recommendations on Pursuing MHA or MSN

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am almost finished my BSN, but, I already have both a BS and a Masters degree. As an RN, I do believe in continuing my education. I know I... Read More →

Last comment by she244

Psychiatric Nursing Certification Without BSN?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Is it possible to get a certification in psychiatric nursing without getting a BSN? I have worked in this field for 30+ years and am 65 now and... Read More →

Best Way for Soon-to-be New Grad to Land a Job in a New City?

by Nurse Beth - Hi there Nurse Beth, I will be graduating with my ADN in summer of 2018. I would like to relocate to the Seattle area after graduation, and am beginning to... Read More →

I have goals in mind - Need help getting there

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, My question is about career planning. I know many traditional students who really have no clue what they want to do with nursing, but a... Read More →

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 →

Last comment by Carol Bush

I Want to Make a Difference in My Patients' Lives

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I have been an RN for a little over a year. I worked on a med/surg oncology unit and I loved working with oncology patients, but I hated the... Read More →

Last comment by RNable

Newer RN - How do I get an OR job without experience in that area??

by Nurse Beth - HI Nurse Beth, I'm a newer RN, just under 2 years experience. Over a year of that was on a 'Major Surgery' unit that specialized in taking care of post op... Read More →

Last comment by BouldeRN

Career Changer - Resources?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I am changing my career from 10 ys in Human Resources to Nursing but feel very uncertain about the whole career change. I know I WANT to help and... Read More →

Last comment by Quickbeam

Graduating Soon: Should I take the CNA exam to get working experience?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, My name is Martina and I would like to ask you a question since I feel so lost and I don’t know who to ask. I am a nursing student graduating in... Read More →

Last comment by sherri64
New to ED - What things should I do to become a better ED nurse?

New to ED - What things should I do to become a better ED nurse?

by Nurse Beth - I have been a nurse for 8 years now and had worked in a nursing home. I recently decided to transition to a hospital as everything in my life is undergoing change. ... Read More →

Last comment by BlackbirdRN

New Grad: Moving When Husband Gets Orders

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I will be graduating soon with my ADN, but my husband will be receiving orders 10 months after I graduate where we will be relocated to... Read More →

Last comment by caliotter3
Missing Time With Family - I hate my weekends only job!!

Missing Time With Family - I hate my weekends only job!!

by Nurse Beth - In my current job, I have my own group of 6 and am charge of up to 30 patients on the unit, and one of my coworkers is always behind, so I feel like I have at least... Read More →

Last comment by KathyMomRN

Can a Muslim wear a headscarf and long dress while working as a nurse?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I wanted to apply for a nursing degree to study at university. I just have one concern, and although it sounds small it is quite a big issue for... Read More →

Last comment by Meriwhen

B.A. in Public Health - Best Path to Become NP in Public Health?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I recently graduated with my B.A. in public health and am looking to break into nursing next. My ultimate career goal is to be a public health... Read More →

Last comment by Elinor

Unemployed x13 Months - Help!

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm currently unemployed. I have been looking for a job for 13 months and no one will hire me. I have over 23 years experience as a nurse. My... Read More →

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