Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 28

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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I Want a Position of a Cardio-Pulmonary Unit

Dear Nurse Beth, I have recently learned through a VERY reliable source(very hush-hush) that my 16-bed LTC unit will soon be converted to a 10-bed...

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Working Options for Nursing Students

Dear Nurse Beth, I begin nursing school this fall. Besides CNA work, what are some other good employment avenues for nursing students? Dear Fall Nursing...

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How do I become a CRNA?

Dear Nurse Beth, Hi, just wanted to ask on how to be a nurse anesthesiologist? How many years of experience needed as a nurse and what is the best area/ward to...

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Working on MSN: Should I accept a LTC Administrator job offer?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have my BSN, and I have worked in long term care and acute care. I am working on my MSN with health care administration. My question is I have...

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New Grad: I want to re-apply to hospital where I lost my first job?

Nurse Beth, I am a new grad and lost my first job during orientation. I finally reached out to HR to find out my official separation status - fired or quit and...

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Stressed Out LPN Dialysis Orientee

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a LPN and have been for over 30 yrs. I recently accepted a position in Dialysis and started in March 5,15. Since that time I have been sent...

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Made a CNA Mad: Is it better not to help CNA's?

Dear Nurse Beth, Last night I made a generally kind CNA mad. It was slow for the nurses so I was helping the aides and I went to a room on my fellow nurse's side...

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New Grad - I don't want to burn any bridges.

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new grad in search of the position that will further my nursing career. My end goal is to work in the ED or L&D. I applied for several...

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Independent Contractor : What are the Requirements?

Dear Independent Contractor, RNs in business for themselves is a great thing. As an independent contractor, you will have more freedom and be your own boss....

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Don't like to clean pee & poop: Can I still be a nurse?

Dear Doesn’t Like Poop, Thanks for a really good question. I’m thinking it may draw fire, but it’s not a bad thing to hear different points of view. Hopefully...

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Jewelry Artist / NP : Can I retain my business and grow in my profession?

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a new graduate from a MSN program and have been a RN for 10 years. For the past 3 years - to help put me through school - I've also run a...

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Help, I hate Vomit - Can I still be a nurse??

Dear Nurse Beth, Do you have any advice for dealing with vomit? I truly want to become a nurse but I have a severe issue with vomit. The smell and the feeling of...

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Recent hiree - Do I need manager's permission to apply for Dream Job?

Dear Nurse Beth, I was hired onto a Med/Surg Tele floor, just over 4 months ago. The day I accepted my position I got the call with a second job offer in my...

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Applying for new position - Worried about work history

Dear Nurse Beth, I started off as a new grad on a med surg unit and stayed for 1.5 years. During my experience there I was part of our practice council, various...

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New Grad: Can I negotiate my salary for my first job?

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a new grad RN currently applying for my first nursing job and could use your advice about salary negotiations. My previous work...

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New Grad: Worried about unsafe working conditions

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new(ish) graduate med surg tele nurse and I would like to know what advice you have when it comes to personal and patient safety issues....

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RN on Antidepressants?

Dear Nurse Beth, Can I be an RN in NYC and take antidepressants? Yes, absolutely, as long as you can perform your job. Employers typically do not ask...

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What can I do? - Roommate enjoys cock-fighting events!

Dear Nurse Beth, I am in my second week of LVN classes, and a fellow student starts taking about how much fun she has with her "paw-paw" at cock -fighting...

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Doctor Disputing Telephone Med Order - Meeting with DON, Nurse Manager, HR

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been called into the office to meet with my DON and Nurse Manager with HR. A Dr. stated I wrote the wrong dose for a med through a...

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Will vacation plans keep me from getting dream job?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been trying over the last two years to get a RN position at a nearby hospital. Recently I got a call from a nurse recruiter there. I am not...

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Should I take this job?

Dear Nurse Beth, So I'm 4 weeks away from having one year of medsurg/oncology floor experience, & an opportunity has come up for me to work at a cancer clinic. ...

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3 Months Orientation: I Want to Quit.

Dear Flustered, Short answer- Hold off before talking to your supervisor. Give yourself a little more time before...

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