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Nurse Beth, MSN, RN 210,060 Views

Hi! Nice to meet you! I love helping new nurses in all my various roles. I work in a hospital in Staff Development, and am a blogger (nursecode.com), author (Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job), and I hope a helper to my fellow nurses :)

I Left Work Sick- Can I be Charged With Patient Abandonment?

As my shift passed, I felt worse and worse. fever, headache, sore throat, chills, shakes, all typical flu symptoms. I again went to administration and asked about a relief. I was told to finish my...

Maria Wants to Be a Burn Nurse

Maria had suffered serious full-body burns in a horrific accident as a young child. For years, she was in and out of hospitals having surgery after surgery. Her childhood was marked by having surgery...

Five Networking Myths

The correct answers are c) and d). Is that what you guessed? One thing I've been learning is the importance of networking. Less than two years ago, I was offered a writing job by someone on...

How Blogging Helped my Nursing Career

Becoming a Nurse Blogger I love writing, and a little over a year ago, on a whim, I started a nursing blog. Starting a blog using Wordpress could not be easier. There are tons of guides and...

New to Night Shift - How will I survive??

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 Everyone is different as to how...

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

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, Educator specialty, or...

How to Land a Job

Consider Relocating Geographic location can be a barrier to getting hired. The "nursing shortage" is regional. Some areas of the country and some hospitals are not hiring new grad RNs. It is very...

Revamp your Resume

No matter what a fantastic employee you would make, if your resume does not immediately impress, you may never get the chance to show them. An ineffective resume gets tossed in under ten seconds...

New BSN With 4 years School Nurse Experience as ADN - Can't Land a Hospital Job

Needless to say, I was shocked that I could not find a hospital position. I feel it is now time to move on from my position as a school nurse, which I do enjoy. However, I no longer feel...

Surveillance at Work: Is Your Privacy Being Violated?

Dear Being Videotaped at Work, With the caveat that I am not an attorney, the short answer is I do believe your Florida employer has to notify you if you are being audio recorded in the workplace....

Are You Nurse Jackie or Nurse Zoey?

I resisted watching Showtime's Nurse Jackie for a very long time. I'm not really a TV series person. Too much commitment. Plus I don't have Showtime. And past medical shows have usually...

The Emotional Work of Nursing

Just the other day, I talked with two different nurses who said they cried on the way home from work. One said that she had promised her son she'd take him to a movie after work that night, but her...

Devastated and Depressed

I graduated from nursing school in December of 2013 with honors (magna cum laude, 3.91 GPA, Sigma Theta Tau - the whole works). Unfortunately, like many new grads, I had a hard time finding a job....

Tips for Avoiding Medication Errors

It's very hard to avoid errors considering how I'm always 20 steps ahead of what I'm doing. I have trouble focusing on what I'm doing at the present moment (such as giving medications) because I'm...

15 of My Favorite Study Tips

Here are some of my best study tips. I hope one or two of my tips helps one or two students. 1) Use multiple studying methods, and above all, study weeks ahead, not at the last minute. Layered...


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