Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 19

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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Want ICU job after graduation - How do I start my search?

Hello Nurse Beth, I am 2 months away from graduating from an accelerated nursing program and am currently doing my preceptorship at a VA ICU, in which I hope...

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Questions about FNP and ACNP roles

Hi Nurse Beth, I recently have been researching FNP and ACNP online programs. I am having difficulty in differentiating on what you can and cannot do with each...

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Which should I choose - Preferred OB position in small town or Rehab job in dream town?

Hi Nurse Beth, I am graduating this month as an RN (associates)! I am finishing my 108 preceptorship in OB and I LOVE it! This is where I want to end up, and in...

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Resume content dilemma - Can I omit part of my employment history?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have a resume "content" dilemma. I worked for Employer A as a Med/Surg RN for 15 months and left in March '15 for Employer B. I was with...

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Full-Time Home Health Nurse - Need Supplemental Income

Hi Beth, I'm an RN with 23 years of home health experience. I am currently working full time and plan to keep my job however, I am looking for supplemental...

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How do I begin to get certifications?

Hello Nurse Beth, I'm not ready to start on my bachelor's yet but I still feel like I should be doing other things to continue my education, like extra...

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How do I become a Lactation Counselor?

Hello Nurse Beth! Is there a college in the US that offers a BSN in breastfeeding or lactation counseling? I thought I found one via an internet search. However,...

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Can a Criminal History Stop Me from Being a Nurse?

Dear Has Felonies, You certainly are not alone in having felonies in your past and wanting to pursue nursing. For the most part, each case is evaluated...

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Dont know if I can do this at 49!

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been in Dialysis for 17 years. I hospice for 2. Low pt census and a bear of an administrator. Want to transfer to hospital. Friends...

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Can't Lift 50 lbs - Will I be discriminated against?

Hi Nurse Beth, I am currently in nursing classes for my LPN. We have not yet started clinicals. My question is can medical restrictions such as not able to lift...

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What's the best way to get into Peds Ortho Residency after graduation?

Hi Nurse Beth, I am a student at UT Arlington in Texas and finishing up prerequisites. I am applying for their upper level BSN program soon. I REALLY want to...

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Should I give up my dream job or risk my marriage?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am in need of some advice about a decision regarding my future in nursing. In 2013 I graduated from nursing school with my BSN. I got my...

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Help - I need a new job!

Hello Nurse Beth, I am needing to get out of my current job. Have been there little over 10 years. I have not much work history- in fact I have only had 3 jobs...

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Nursing Student : I want a NICU position when I graduate

Hello Nurse Beth, I am currently a nursing student halfway through an ADN program, and planning on getting my BSN directly after graduation. I am a CNA on a...

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Medicaid Fraud - Am I Liable??

Dear Nurse Beth, I've just discovered that my employer is committing Medicaid fraud. I am an RN who is a fairly new employee of a small, privately owned adult...

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How to Reconcile Missing Narcotics

Hello Nurse Beth, I work the second shift; the 1st shift nurse keeps patients' meds (her shift meds) in a pill box including controlled drugs under their...

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Soon-to-be BSN Grad in May - What can I do to increase my chances of getting a Peds job?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am getting closer to graduating with my BSN in May. My passion in Nursing is Pediatrics, but knowing how competitive it is to get an...

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Recent "older" BSN Grad - Should I get my MSN?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a recent BSN grad and just started my first RN job in the type of unit that I wanted all through school. I had figured that I would spend...

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Tips for Avoiding Medication Errors
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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...

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MDS Coordinator - Help: I'd rather be doing research.

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been a nurse for 6 years in various positions: at bedside, unit manager, supervisor, and now a MDS coordinator. Indecisive? Maybe. (My...

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2013 Grad - Still can't get acute care job

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a 46 year old nurse with an associate's degree. I graduated and received my license in 2013, however the only job that I was able to...

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Veteran night shift RN - Being forced to rotate shifts

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been a nurse for 12 years and have worked the night shift for 9 of those years. There have been a number of changes since our...

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