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!

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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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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What's the difference between completing a MSN-FNP program and getting certification

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, What is the difference in the FNP program and getting an MSN and certificate? I have a BSN and would like to become a family nurse practitioner. ... Read More →

Uncomfortable Answering Interview Questions

Uncomfortable Answering Interview Questions

by Nurse Beth - What do you believe are your strength and your weaknesses. What interests you most in our organization statement? What can you tell us about an organization?... Read More →

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Looking for Oil Rig Companies that Hire Nurses

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Oil companies retain nurses on their off shore rigs, in the Gulf of Mexico for example. I'm trying to find the companies which hire such nurses... Read More →

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ICU / Cardiac Cath Lab RN Wants to Transition to Hospice

by Nurse Beth - Hello Nurse Beth, I have been an ICU and Cardiac Cath Lab RN for 15 years. I really want to make a change and I want to become a Hospice RN. I am an ADN and I... Read More →

Trouble getting a job in a "Good Ole Boy Town"

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Honest & professional non-judgmental feedback please. I served in the military for many years. When I got out all I could get were per diem... Read More →

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RN with limited bedside experience - Having trouble getting in FNP program

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Career decisions I worked for a FQHC Practice for 11yrs. 8yrs as a CMA, 3yrs as a RN. I obtained my ADN because I was functioning too similar... 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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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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Missing out on family time - Looking for work outside the hospital

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I know you get a lot of questions so I hope you can help me. I am an RN with a ASN I have 3 daughters and I am currently working full time on a... Read More →

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ADN vs BSN : Is getting an ADN a waste of time?

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I am starting my nursing pre-reqs starting soon for an ADN program. I just turned 30 this year and this has been a long time coming! However, I... Read More →

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Nursing Student: Can a Person with a Trach Work in the Hospital?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I recently found out that I would need a permanent tracheostomy. I have one more semester left of nursing school (rn) before I graduate, but... Read More →

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I Want to Work Remotely

by Nurse Beth - Hi Nurse Beth, I was hoping to get your opinion/explanation on Clinical Informatics, Clinical Document Specialist, and any other pertinent position. I just... Read More →

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Accepted to 2 Nursing Programs: Help me decide which is the best option

Accepted to 2 Nursing Programs: Help me decide which is the best option

by Nurse Beth - Now my actual question: Given the saturated market in which I live, and the fact that getting a New Grad residency program is basically a 1 in 100,000 chance...... Read More →

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Stay-at-home mom terrified of re-entering workforce after mental health episode

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I'm terrified at re entering the workforce not only after three years of being a stay at home mom but just recently recovering from a months... Read More →

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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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