Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 12

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!

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Changing Careers - Confused about TEAS

Hello Nurse Beth, I have been out of school for a while and am returning with the intent to aspire bachelors in nursing... I have an associates in biology, and...

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62 Years Old - How do I get started in private duty nursing?

Dear Nurse Beth, I a 62 years old and have been RN for 18 years. Am interested in doing private duty caregiving/companionship/sitting. No heavy duty nursing. How...

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New Nurse Needs Time Management Tips

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been a nurse for 8 months, and I need some tips on time management. With my patients' level of acuity, the constantly ringing phone, and...

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Is this a possible case of age discrimination?
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Is this a possible case of age discrimination?

I had my instructor review my resume and give me some tips, but I still had no interviews. Two months later, I had an interview with a medical practice for an...

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I want interactions with patients but not bedside : Suggestions?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been in nursing for 32 years , LPN to ADN now BSN for 8 years . I have worked in various settings . I am a Team lead Case manager for an...

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New Grad: Need Help with Writing Resume and Cover Letter
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New Grad: Need Help with Writing Resume and Cover Letter

Congrats, you graduated nursing school! What a huge and happy accomplishment. While I do not know of a nursing resume service, there are some important...

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Graduating Soon - Having Doubts

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a student that will be graduating in May 2017. I currently work as a Tech in a Psychiatric Unit. I am very thankful at this position as...

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What types of questions will Nurse Beth NOT answer?

Nurse Beth does not review individual resumes or cover letters, and does not endorse/give feedback on specific colleges and schools of nursing.

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Overwhelmed International Nurse - Preceptor is Condescending
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Overwhelmed International Nurse - Preceptor is Condescending

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...

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DNP vs Masters

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...

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

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. ...

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42 Years Old - Is it too late to become a nurse?

Hello Nurse Beth, I am a 42 year old wife and mother of 3 children 9, 4, and 3 still at home and considering a career change. I have had a life changing experience...

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Limited as an LPN

Dear Nurse Beth, So I just finished nursing school (LPN Program) back in September. I took my NCLEX in October and passed. Ultimately I want to be a Neonatal...

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New RN Grad with 6 yrs LPN Experience - What's the Best Way to Become OB Nurse?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a newly graduated RN from an associate's degree program in MA with 6 years of experience as a LPN and I'm trying to find out what steps I...

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New Grad: Hard to Choose Between 2 Job Offers

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a New Grad RN (BSN). I obtained my RN license in March 2017 (last month) and have two job offers that I just am having such a hard time to...

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PhD vs DNP

Hi Nurse Beth, I am currently a Clinical Learning Coordinator where I work, so I basically do nurse orientation and help with those types of things. I am not...

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Going back to Nursing School - Fearful of failing again

Dear Nurse Beth, I am considering going back to school to become an RN. I went into nursing school right out of high school, but I don't think I was as prepared...

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Accepted for 2nd Internship Interview: What will they expect from me?

Hello Nurse Beth! I have applied for a graduate nursing internship at St. Joseph's Children's hospital in Tampa, FL and had my 1st interview with them...

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Med-Surg or Specialty??

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...

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New Grad in Critical Care - Patient Ratio too High to Provide Safe Care

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....

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Missing out on family time - Looking for work outside the hospital

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...

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

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...

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