Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 4

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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Can Single Mom of Twins Make it Through School?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a single parent with twin 10 year old daughters. I have a bachelors in another field so I am going to enroll in the accelerated nursing...

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Is this OK or is this fraud?

Dear Nurse Beth, Our Physical Therapist is on vacation for several weeks. We continue to admit rehab patients to our Swing Beds. Nursing is expected to do the...

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Afraid to Apply for a Job

Dear Nurse Beth, I've got a unique situation. I graduated this past Spring and did not apply for the NCLEX until this month. The reason for waiting was to have...

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House Supervisor Mixing Drips

Dear Nurse Beth, I recently started a new job at a small rural hospital that when I was hired was told my title would be Night RN Charge. I quickly found out my...

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My manager is interrogating staff, what does this mean?

Dear Nurse Beth, My Nursing Manager is calling in nurses and aides to her office to ask" how are you doing? Is there anything you want me to know? What is going...

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Burned Out & Bummed Out - Can't find my nursing "niche"

Hi Nurse Beth, I've been a nurse for a little over five years now. I am bummed out because I can not seem to find my "niche" in nursing. I have worked in...

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Straight A's but Panics When Taking Tests

Dear Nurse Beth, I graduated high school in June of 2016. I started college at a local community college right after starting in August. Ever since August of...

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In a Pickle

Dear Nurse Beth, Hello, all! I am stuck in a pickle and I would love any and all input. I have two potential jobs: Nebraska Medical Center on a Heart and...

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New NP at Wits' End

Dear Nurse Beth, I have a NP license since the last 4 years and certification since 1 year. Due to personal reasons I did not actively look for a NP job upon...

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Feel Like a Failure in ED

Dear Nurse Beth, For the past 2 years I worked at a very slow post-op unit. I recently was hired in a busy pediatric ER in May 2018. I am nearing the end of...

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Quit Job While Pregnant and Can't Get Hired

Dear Nurse Beth, I graduated with an ADN in 2013, I had a hard time passing NCLEX. I finally passed my NCLEX with 75 questions in 2017, that means a 4-year gap...

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I Get Interviews But No Jobs

Dear Nurse Beth, I am currently a Junior Nursing student in a part time program in Philadelphia for career changers. I already have a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal...

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Wants Out of Psych

Dear Nurse Beth, I graduated from an ABSN program December 2017. For most of nursing school I thought I wanted to do psych, so my volunteer experience and my...

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Help Wanted- Asking the Night Shifters for Advice

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a4th-semester nursing student due to graduate in December 2018. I have never worked night shifts in any job I've had. Soon I will begin...

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Pregnancy Loss and Unhappy New Grad

Dear Nurse Beth, I graduated in 2017 and took a job on a med surg floor that began Feb. 2018. I took that job because it was the only interview that I got. I am...

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Trying to Cool My Jets

Dear Nurse Beth, Trying to cool my jets so will bounce this off some of you fellow Nurses. I am a RN working in primary care clinic as part of a larger...

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Wants to Be a Manager

Dear Nurse Beth, Besides education, what is the best way to progress into that first management job? I have been in nursing for 8 years and am ready for a...

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Manager Seeking Revenge on New Nurse

Dear Nurse Beth, I started my first RN job almost exactly 3 months ago. It's at a SNF and isn't a bad place to work but, I had to face it... my true passion and...

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PRN Experienced Nurse Paid Same as New Grad

Dear Nurse Beth, I am so discouraged. . . I have a 2nd PRN job I truly love - and the company has moved to a new policy for the PRN staff - - salary is entirely...

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Help! I Want to be a Writer

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been a nurse for 3 years and have worked in acute care, assisted living and as a school nurse. However, I am finding that I am wanting to...

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Unit is Total Chaos

Dear Nurse Beth, I currently work for a privately owned community hospital at a combined ICU of 26 beds. JCO came by on December 2017 and we were told that...

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Asked to Resign During Orientation

Dear Nurse Beth, I was asked to resign before my orientation was over, I was told I could do a Performance Improvement Plan but that I would definitely not be...

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