Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 3

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.

Nursing Advice Column

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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Will this interview question cost me the job if I answer truthfully?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new grad RN and have an interview with a hospital on a med-surg/tele unit. They said they would like to discuss my career goals. My dream...

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Interview Tips for the Older New Graduate

Dear Nurse Beth, I would love to have some interview tips for the older new graduate/RN? Preferably for the growing population of 50+.I have limited experience...

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New Grad Does Not Want to be Stuck in a Residency Program

Dear Nurse Beth, I am 36, I will graduate from nursing school in December 201. I will most likely do my NCLEX test in January. I do not want to get into a...

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RNs Told They are Equal to MAs

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a seasoned nurse working in Ambulatory in a major teaching institution. We are told repeatedly by management we are equal with MA's. They...

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NP student is burned out on night shift ICU

Dear Nurse Beth, I've been an RN for a few years and currently work in the ICU setting. I work nights and even though I'm no longer Full-Time, I'm just burned on...

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Going from ED to Utilization Mangement

Dear Nurse Beth, How does an ER nurse (8years) transition out into the UM nursing field or a nursing role working from home? What are some things I can do to...

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Graduated 4 Years Ago, Looking for First Job

Dear Nurse Beth, I finished my nursing program in August of 2013. I graduated with my ADN degree in May of 2014. I gave my first NCLEX exam in September of 2014...

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Two Job Offers- Which is Best for Future NP?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have two competing job offers, and I don't know what to do. I am an ER nurse, but I also have experience in Case Management. The pay for each...

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Needlestick Not Reported

Dear Nurse Beth, Can you report a needle stick injury the next day? Dear Injury, You should report it right away. Injuries should be reported when they...

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Help! I need confidence

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a fourth semester nursing student participating in preceptorship. Would you advice in ways to build up more confidence. Thank you! Dear...

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Have a Bachelors, Do I Really Need a BSN?

Dear Nurse Beth, I live in South Florida and graduated 2009 with BS in Health Services of Administration with a minor of Health Sciences. In the beginning of my...

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Insecure and Failed Interview

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new grad who graduated in August. I have passed the NCLEX-RN and have already received my state license. I thought that the hard part...

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How to Run a Work Meeting

Dear Nurse Beth, I am working on leading a discussion with colleagues to breakdown our business goals and brainstorm ideas to create personal development goals...

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Nurse and Mom Needs Help With Work Life Balance

Dear Nurse Beth, I've been a nurse for nearly two years, after graduating from an accelerated 2nd-degree program. I spent 15 months in the ER and switched over...

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Should I Get My NP or Masters in Education?

Dear Nurse Beth, I graduated in 2015. Worked night shift on a step down unit and then quit four months later because i couldn't manage my schedule with an...

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Charge Nurse Feels like a Rat, Tech Refuses Patient Assignment

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new charge nurse and at the end of the shift had a nurse tell me the tech working with her ignored an assigned patient, the tech was...

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How to turn a negative into a positive in an interview

Dear Nurse Beth, Going for an interview for a grad program, but received a constructive referee report, that the student needs to be more accepting to feedback....

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It's Complicated- Help!

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm returning to practice after a 10 year absence due to medical disability. This is raising all sorts of issues when it comes to filling out...

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Nursing Student Needs Cover Letter and Resume Help

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a nursing student and I'll be graduating this year. I need help with writing a resume and cover letter, please. Since I don't have nursing...

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59 and No Longer Safe

Dear Nurse Beth, I am 59 year old RN with 39 years experience in ICU, occupational health nursing, home health, and case management. In the last year, I have...

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Nursing program refuses to pass graduating class

Dear Nurse Beth, I finished my nurse program and in one week we will be having a pinning ceremony. The problem is my school is holding us back from graduating....

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Can LPN Offer juvaderm/botox injections?

Dear Nurse Beth, NYS - I own a Permanent Makeup & Medical Service salon. My services range from PMU to Microneedling. In NYS can LPNs offer...

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