Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 7

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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Is 46 Too Old for Nursing School?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been reading your advice you have given to hundreds of aspiring nurses/current nurses etc. I admire you for the love and dedication you...

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Training for Nurse but Wants to be a Doctor

Dear Nurse Beth, I am going to finish off my pre nursing coursework this fall and am looking into a nursing bsn program to begin soon. I was planning on working...

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Anxiety Attacks Before Work

Dear Nurse Beth, I would like to start out by saying that I have been an LPN for 5 years now, and in healthcare for 7 (I was a CNA for 2 years prior). Since the...

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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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Failed Nursing Program on Last Day

Dear Nurse Beth, My situation is a little weird. I was a nursing student who failed a final exam on the last day on school in my final semester. Due to my not...

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How to Work and Win With Application Tracking Software (ATS)

Dear Nurse Beth, How does one follow up, reiterate interest in an application with an HR Dept outgoing message to view their website for details on your...

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Patient Nurse Ratios 7:1

Dear Nurse Beth, I have a difficult situation and need advice. I am seeking a new job. I am a nurse working at a hospital that is overburdened, short staffed,...

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Wants to be an LPN at 69, but School Costs 27,000

Hello Nurse Beth, I will be 69 years old next month, and I'm considering going to school and get an LPN certificate. I want to do international volunteering and...

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New Grad Wants to Leave 2nd Job in 8 Months

Dear Nurse Beth, Sometimes I feel as though I'm making a bigger deal out of this than I should, so I'll start from the beginning... I'm a fairly recent RN...

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DON Refuses to Give Performance Feedback

Dear Nurse Beth, I obtained my nursing license in June 2016 at the age of 55 and started working at a skilled nursing unit two days later. I've worked now for...

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Two Job Offers, Which to Take?

Hello Nurse Beth, I am a 20+ year old nurse with less than a year experience. Just until 2+ weeks ago, I basically applied everywhere, even outside my state. So...

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No Time For Real Nursing

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a seasoned nurse LPN to RN (30+yrs), with the majority focused on EoL Care (HOSPICE) and Geriatric Nursing. At this season in my career,...

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Isn't NICU like adult ICU?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am an RN, BSN with 5 years of Neonatal ICU experience. I've enjoyed my experience in NICU but am looking for a change and having trouble...

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Is nursing too difficult for a mother with young children?

Dear Nurse Beth, HI. I'm a mother of young kids currently set to start nursing school. Do u think that it's a good idea? I'm nervous about my working options...

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Fleeing the Bedside

Dear Nurse Beth, I have worked on a medical floor for 14 months. Started there as new grad. Acuity levels are through the roof with 7 pt./ nurse ratio. The...

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How to Get Hired When I Graduate

Dear Nurse Beth, How are you doing? I am a second year nursing Student studying at a University in Australia. I was wondering, apart from my studies what else...

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Two Job Offers-How To Pick

Dear Nurse Beth, I am in a dilemma and was hoping you can help guide me. I just graduated with my BSN and received my RN license. I did some job searching and...

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Should I become a CNM or Air Force CNM?

Dear Nurse Beth, So, I'm debating whether to become a CNM or Air Force CNM. I was wondering is it worth it, financially, mentally, physically to become a CNM? ...

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RN Wants to Train Nursing Assistants

Dear Nurse Beth, I need to know if I need a certification to train HHA? I am a RN, CLNC,CNA instructor, CPR Instructor. Dear Wants to Train Home Health...

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Burn out...or Panic Attack?

Dear Nurse Beth, I would like to start out by saying that I have been an LPN for 5 years now. Since the moment I stepped foot into long-term care I have felt at...

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Colleagues Waiting for me to Fail and Quit

Dear Nurse Beth, I started my first nursing position three months ago. I am working in a small 6 bed ED.At first, I was very excited about my new position. It...

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New Grad: Get my BSN or Get a Job?

Hello Nurse Beth, I recently passed NCLEX and was awarded an RN title. My question is, "Do you believe it is best to find a nursing job right away or complete...

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