Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 18

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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I made a medication error - Now what???

Dear Nurse Beth, Oops! I made a medication error-Now what? I made a medication error, along with another nurse, but, I am ONLY taking responsibility for my...

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Foreign RN Needing Visa

Hello Nurse Beth, I'm a graduate of Nursing Batch 2013 here in Philippines. I passed my NCLEX exam last June 25, 2015 so now I'm a registered nurse both here in...

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Checking drug interactions during intake assessments for home care?

Dear Nurse Beth, When intake assessments for a non-medical home care agency include obtaining a medication list, is the nurse responsible for researching drug...

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Should I disclose a medical condition?

Hi Nurse Beth, I am considering returning to nursing after a lengthy absence for medical reasons (7+ years on disability). My RN license is on inactive status...

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After a bumpy beginning, finally seeing the light on my nursing journey

Dear Nurse Beth, I have learned so much from being on AN. I have stuck my foot in my mouth on more than one occasion. When I started my quest to become a...

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Bumpy road on journey to become a nurse - early stage breast cancer diagnosis

Hello Nurse Beth :) I’m a pre-nursing student who will be applying to various ABSN programs in a year or two. My journey to nursing has been a bit bumpy due to...

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Medical Assistant - Which path: LVN or RN?

Hi Nurse Beth, I am a Medical Assistant who has a short period of time to make the final decision of choosing the LVN route or RN route. I currently have a 6...

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Retiring from Current Position - Still want to work...

Dear Nurse Beth, I will be turning 60 in March 2016. I have been a Nurse since 1998. Would have graduated soon but was in a serious MVA and had a lot of...

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Should I continue to work as PCT to increase chances of getting RN job when I graduate?

Dear Nurse Beth, I wasn't sure where to post this but I did want advice from nurses. I currently work as a patient care tech at a hospital in the Chicago area....

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Graduated in 2011; Passed NCLEX 2015 - Can I still find a nursing job, or is it too late?

Dear Nurse Beth, i graduated from nursing school in 2011, took the NCLEX for the first time in 2012 and failed at 265 questions, had some personal family issues...

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Terminated for HIPAA Violation - Difficulty Getting Another Job

Dear Nurse Beth, I was terminated for HIPAA violation. I did not do this, I was performing the pre-procedure time out and following a procedure time out form by...

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Stressed out after 2 years in the ED - HELP!

Dear Nurse Beth, I currently have my RN license in TN. I have worked in a hospital for 2 years and I want to find a clinic job or something else outside of the...

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3 interviews lined up - What if I get a job offer with interview number 1??

Hello Nurse Beth, I am a 4th year BSN student and I am lined up for 3 interviews at our local civilian hospital. My 3rd interview is weeks away from the 1st &...

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PCCN certification - Should I expect a pay differential?

Dear Nurse Beth, I just completed my PCCN certification and have not been offered any compensation for earning this certification... what would be a fair pay...

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19 Months After Graduation & No Job - Should I take a refresher course?

Hello Nurse Beth, I graduated from nursing school with my BSN back in May 2014. It's been 19 months and I haven't worked as a nurse yet. I found out I was...

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Mid-forties : Looking for a Specialty to Grow Old In

Hi Nurse Beth, I am in my mid-40's and only have 6 years of nursing experience which is mostly in acute care. I am thinking about my future a lot, especially my...

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How do I address the cover letter if I don't know who the hiring manager is?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been applying to CNA positions. In the case that I do not know who the nurse manager/hiring manager is how should I address the cover...

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New Grad - Do hospitals consider LTC as "experience" needed to obtain hospital job?

Hi Nurse Beth, I'm a new RN graduate this past May 2015, and just passed my NCLEX this past October 2015. Concurrently I've been an LVN for the past nine years....

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New Grad - Should I quit my job and take another offer??

Dear Nurse Beth, While attending orientation at hospital A, I received an offer from hospital B. I am pretty sure I want hospital B more because the patients are...

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Diagnosed with Leukemia - Still Wants to Work

Dear Nurse Beth, As a new grad, I worked med-surg for a year and a half and even became charge nurse. Then I got Acute Leukemia. I am undergoing treatment...

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Looking for a Change - Canada, New Zealand, Australia

Hi Nurse Beth! I have been working in my current position for 4 years now in occupational health. I am looking for a change and thinking of moving out of...

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LPN looking for a change

Hi Nurse Beth, I am a LPN with experience in LTC and AL and I wish I could say I really like what I do, but I do not really think working in these types of...

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