Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 24

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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Minor Self Harm Scars - Can I be denied employment?

Hi Nurse Beth, Can I be denied a job as an ER nurse due to minor self harm scars? They are located on 1 thigh, and only one small scar is visible. But will they...

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Pursuing a career as an Aesthetic Nurse/NP

Hello Nurse Beth, I posted this question on allnurses.com, haven't received a reply. Hopefully you can help me. Or at least guide me in the right direction. I...

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Upcoming Grad - Baby now or later?

Hello, I will graduate with my BSN in December 2016, and I plan on taking the nclex right after. However, my husband and I were thinking about having a child...

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Can I Refuse an Assignment?

Our most recent PEDS patient, one year old, had back to back seizures and because we are a small facility, he was transferred to a children's hospital once he was...

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SNF/Rehab - I hate my job!

Dear Beth, I am an associates prepared RN. I have had my license for 8 months and have been working as an RN for 7 months. I HATE my job. It is making me regret...

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How do I become a Forensic Nurse?

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a high school student and I want to become a Forensic Nurse but I am very confused on the process to becoming one. Can you please tell me...

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Job Interview - When to reveal sensitive personal information

Dear Nurse Beth, I have a question regarding when in the job interview process a candidate should reveal sensitive personal information, such as a history of...

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LPN Student who Needs Job - Should I stay in school?

Good morning, Nurse Beth, I'm a current evening LPN student. I just started 3 days ago I was so excited. My problem is my job cancels me like every other day....

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Criminal History/Going before the board - What are my chances of being granted a license?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have a criminal background with a large history of fraudulent checks..I passed my state boards in Aug, and have to go in front of the board in...

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BA Psych - Need a job while in nursing school

Dear Nurse Beth, I have my bachelor's degree in psychology and recently graduated with my BSN. I am studying for my boards, but need to find a new job. What are...

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2 1/2 yrs acute care exp - What are my chances of getting a job in Hawaii?

Dear Nurse Beth, I've seen similar questions on this site, and hope this isn’t redundant. I'm an RN with 2.5 years experience on a surgical unit, I've worked as...

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Juvenile Arrest: Did I ruin my chance to be a nurse?

Dear Daisy, You did not ruin your future, and it is highly unlikely you ruined your chances of being a nurse. You were thirteen. You are by no means alone in...

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Didn't Pass NCLEX - Where can I work to get hospital experience?

Hi Nurse Beth, I graduated BSN on 2007 in the Philippines. I have earned my RN license there as well. Now that I'm in Houston I have taken the NCLEX-RN exam but...

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New Grad starting the job hunt - Where do I start?

Hi Nurse Beth, I'm currently stuck right now. I am a new grad who passed my NCLEX-RN the past April and I took this summer to relax and now I am starting to...

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New Grad Interviews - What should I take?

Hello Nurse Beth! I have two new grad interviews coming up, and both are panel interviews. I know that I need to take several copies of my resume, but one...

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Will be finishing orientation and getting married - Can I request time off for honeymoon?

Good evening! I had a question for you and anyone you think might have a good opinion to. I am a BSN and work at children's hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. My...

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Will getting a C in clinical in ADN prevent me from pursuing a BSN?

Hello Nurse Beth! I am currently in an ADN program and am at risk for receiving a clinical marginal. This means I will receive nothing higher than a letter of...

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PCT, ADN, or BSN - What should I do?

Dear Nurse Beth, First of all, thank you for viewing my questions! It means so much to me. My question is this- I take my final prereqs this fall for an ADN...

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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...

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Reality Shock: Nursing school vs the real world

Dear Nurse Beth, My question is about patient safety. Nursing students are taught to use a filtered needle or a "straw" to draw up meds in a glass ampule that...

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School teacher wanting a career change - Is nursing for me?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a Elementary school teacher wanting to make a career change, disheartened by the pay for what I do. I am asking for some suggestions,...I...

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Graduating soon - Need tips for job search

Dear Nurse Beth, My name is Anupama Rao. I am a senior nursing student, graduating this December. I would like to know some tips to start looking for jobs....

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