Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 6

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.

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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Petty Theft for Shoplifting

Dear Nurse Beth, I recently completed a bachelors degree in kinesiology. And, I am really wishing I had pursued nursing instead. Thankfully, there are still...

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Nursing Student Worried About DUI

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a nursing student in California. I have a few questions about nursing and I'm not sure who to ask.... hopefully you can help me :) 1) Can...

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RNs Don't Help CNAs

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a nurse aide, and a nursing student, working athospital in the Las Vegas area. I've been working at this hospital for over a year and...

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How do I become a Nurse Manager?

Dear Nurse Beth, Nursing is a second career for me and I have an MA & BS from previous education. However, to remain competitive in the nursing field, I...

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Afraid I'm Pigeonholed in the OR

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a BSN-prepared nurse and have been working in the operating room since graduating from nursing school two years ago. I am on several...

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ICU, PACU or MedSurg for new 56 yr old nurse?

Dear Nurse Beth, What is the best career path for late starter? I am 56 years, in my 3 semester for RN. I started 3 years ago with the intention of becoming...

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Working with PTSD Disorder

Dear Nurse Beth, Since going to nursing school, I knew I wanted to be a NP, but I have a great deal of concerns related to my ability to do so. In nursing...

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Am I Too Squeamish to be a Nurse?

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm actually only a sophomore in High school. I've wanted to be a nurse since I was little, but recently I've been second guessing it. I'm...

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No Experience but Can't Get into Residency Program

Dear Nurse Beth, Good evening, I graduated from an ADN Program in May of 2016 and I passed my boards October 2016. During that time I was still working asa LVN,...

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Asking for a Friend- Will she be blackmarked for leaving new job?

Dear Nurse Beth, My friend just accepted a position at Hospital X. She received an interview at her "dream hospital" from Hospital Y after accepting the job at...

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Fired and Embarrassed

Dear Nurse Beth, I recently lost my job. I was given a written warning that I refused to sign, then failed my EKG test that over a hundred other nurses...

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Enrolling in online RN to BSN after NCLEX: Should I work?

Dear Wondering if I Should Work, The answer to “Would (not working after I pass NCLEX) hinder me from getting a job?” is “ Yes, probably.” Waiting to start your...

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Trouble due to Poor Attendance

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm an RN now since 2014. I was a CNA since 2000. I'm having trouble finding a job due to poor attendance in the last 2 years. I have a great...

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Needs a Job but Terrified

Dear Nurse Beth, I graduated from nursing school in August and passed my NCLEX in September. Soon after passing, my son was having some trouble and he needed my...

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Do I have to list my psych meds and opioids on job app?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am relocating to Nevada to take a new position after working in the same hospital since early 2000. I'm concerned about the pre employment...

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Is it OK to include a photo with resume or CV?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have this one question , is it okay for one to include his or her photo in the resume or curriculum Vitae Dear Resume Photo, Good...

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Mandated to Work Surgery With 1 Day Orientation

Dear Nurse Beth, I work on anoutpt site for a large hospital system. It's a ASC site doing minor outpatient surgery. We have been given a mandate by our manager...

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New Manager Under Fire

Dear Nurse Beth, I am an Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) on a medsurg unit (glorified charge nurse). I've been told I don't give people enough time to hold...

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New Grad Overwhelmed at Work

Dear Nurse Beth, I need help please. I'm working at a well known hospital in my area. I was so excited to get a job. I was hired on a busy Med/surg floor. I have...

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Wants to Work From Home

Dear Nurse Beth, I am an RN with 9 years of experience in a small rural hospital (ER, OB, MedSurg experience). I love being a nurse, but am finding the schedule...

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Blindsided by Manager

Dear Nurse Beth, Problem with Nurse Manager: RecentlyI had my annual review. My manager had another manager sit in on the review. The other manager was a...

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Is My Job at Risk or Not?

Dear Nurse Beth, I've been a nurse for almost 4 years and always worked for the same hospital system. I worked on a med-surg floor for 1 3/4 years before...


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