Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 2

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.

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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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Can I Be a Nurse With Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a student who is considering pursing a career in Nursing (BSN) but here is my problem. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis...

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Wants to Land a Case Management Job

Dear Nurse Beth, How do I quantify years of nursing experience on my resume'. I am 49 years old and looking to work for insurance companies as a case manager and...

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Confused by HR Question

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a baby nurse (first semester RN student) and I am applying for a job as PCT. My medical experience is limited to my schooling. I recently...

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Shopping for a New Job at 6 Months

Dear Nurse Beth, I am wondering how marketable I am for relocating to a higher acuity critical care setting. I'm a recent graduate w/ 6 months experience in a...

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Wants to Leave Toxic Job After One Month

Dear Nurse Beth, I started a new job at a Children's Hospital a little over a month ago. I am realizing it's really not the area I want to be in (vascular...

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Three Patients in ICU and Bullied on First Job

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm trying to move on in my career journey but I'm just a little nervous and scared. I've been unemployed for 2 weeks now and now I'm enjoying...

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Told to Maintain Professional Boundaries With 4 yr Old

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been a nurse for 32 years. I have worked in hospitals and clinics and have done a little of everything. Recently, I have done home health...

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Wants PACU But Doesn't Want to Just Sit

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been working nights for over a year and I am ready to find a job that has a more steady schedule. I am interested in surgery and have...

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Right...or Revenge?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am in a bit of a dilemma. I know for a fact that a place that am employed has serious hippa violations that I pointed out to the management of...

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Loves Job But Needs More Money

Dear Nurse Beth, I've been working as a RN on a surgical floor for a little over 2 years and I really do appreciate my job. I think I have a healthy working...

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New Grad Age 60 Can't Land a Job

Dear Nurse Beth, I have written to you before regarding ageism. I earned my BSN about 2 years ago and still do not have a job as a nurse. I am now ACLS cert. and...

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My Job is Physically Dangerous

Dear Nurse Beth, Been a bedside RN for 12 years with an associate degree. I find mymedsurg job is resulting in frequent back injury and the psych nurse job I...

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Where should new grad move to get hired?

Dear Nurse Beth, I just wanted to say I loved your book and advice column. I have heard numerous times from you and other respected users on here to relocate if...

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The Unwritten Rules Of Dating As A Nurse

I'm just curious if it is against any rules to date a former patient of mine at the inpatient ward?????? please let me know he's such a sweet man and we totally...

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60 Year Old Unemployed Male Nurse

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a 60 year old male nurse. I graduated with a BSN in 2017. Since then I have had two jobs already. The first was at a maximum security...

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Nervous About Nursing School and Working Full Time

Dear Nurse Beth, I am about to start LVN school in about a month but I noticed I've been getting nervous about it because I will be working full time also, as I...

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Forensics or NP?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am trying to figure out how to get to the next level of education correctly. I will finishing up my BSN in March and will be going on to my...

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Should Nursing Student Work as a PCT?

Dear Nurse Beth, I was a stay-at-home home mom before and during school. The last job I had was in 2008 and unrelated to the nursing field (I worked in the IT...

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School Nurse Quit Job Because of Admin

Dear Nurse Beth, I've been an RN for over a decade. The most recent four and a half years, I was a School Nurse - something I assumed would be temporary, but has...

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Should I Become a doctor or NP?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new grad nurse that has a passion for learning. All throughout nursing school I desired to learn more and more. I wanted to know...

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Foreign Medical Graduate Turned BSN Not Landing Interviews

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a foreign medical graduate who migrated to the US about 10 years ago. I practiced in my country but never practiced in the US. I did not...

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Is this an uncouth way to land a job?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been volunteering in a community hospital ICU for 6 months (4-6 hours/week). I will graduate in a couple of months. I want to introduce...

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