Nurse Beth MSN

Tele, ICU, Staff Development

Hi! Nice to meet you! I especially love helping new nurses. I am currently a nurse writer with a background in Staff Development, Telemetry and ICU.

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Nurse Beth has 30 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Tele, ICU, Staff Development.

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.

Nurse Beth loves helping new nurses, and has extensive experience about how to get hired, succeed in your career, and all things nursing. She authored the popular "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job" on Amazon! It's the ultimate guide with insider tips to land your nursing job!  Her latest book can be found at First-Year Nurse: Advice on Working with Doctors, Prioritizing Care, and Time Management, published in 2020.

Nurse Beth - Career Columnist / Author
Read My Book: Your Last Nursing Class - How to Land Your First Job..and Your Next!

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    Should I stay per diem with my old job?

    Dear Worried, Balancing a full-time job with four per diem shifts can be manageable, but it also depends on your circumstances, work ethic, and ability to handle the workload. Here are some factors to consider when deciding if this arrangement i...
  2. Hi Nurse Beth, I am transferring to an Endoscopy clinic soon and am very excited about the experience, team and schedule of the clinic. I have a little over a year of experience at a step down unit. A mentor suggested to me to stay per diem at m...
  3. Dear Charge Nurse, Even under pressure, it's important to prioritize patient safety and follow established protocols when administering medications, especially powerful ones like Versed and fentanyl. This scenario has a lot to unpack, inclu...
  4. Dear Nurse Beth, I am a charge nurse and one of the nurse had an unwitnessed fall and re dislocated his elbow. Doctor ordered versed and fentanyl to do a reduction at bedside. I know that we can't give versed on on the floor but doctors are at b...
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    How do I write a personal letter to the Board?

    Dear Needs Direction, Writing a personal statement for your RN license application when addressing a misdemeanor from 23 years ago is essential in demonstrating your readiness and suitability for licensure. Please remember that your letter ...
  6. Hello Nurse Beth, My RN license is pending/on hold due to a misdemeanor of 23 years ago. I got all the court documents to submit to IDFPR. However, I'm stuck on the personal statement I need to submit to them. I don't know how long it should be ...
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    Can a CNA dictate to nurses?

    Dear Can a CNA Dictate, Without more context on your situation, I'll give you my thoughts. If the CNA works in the staffing office, then yes, they may be delegated with calling nurses in and sending extra staff home when needed, under the g...
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    Can a CNA dictate to nurses?

    Dear Nurse Beth, Can a CNA in a staffing position dictate to Nurses floor assignments and tell a Nurse to go home if not accepted?
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    Should I get my BSN or go straight into MSN?

    Dear Confused, It's great to hear about your career progression and your ambitious goals in the healthcare field! Balancing work, family, and education can be challenging, but you can achieve your objectives with careful planning. Here's a step-...
  10. Hello! I'll try to make this short and sweet! I started in the medical field as a CNA. I then obtained my Phlebotomy License and LPN License. I proceeded on and transitioned into the LPN to RN bridge program and successfully completed that. I now hav...
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    Engineer switching to nursing: ABSN or direct entry MSN?

    Dear Torn, It's great that you're considering a career change to nursing and have your sights set on becoming a professor in the future! Let's look at the differences between ABSN (Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing) and direct entr...
  12. Dear Nurse Beth, I am torn between applying for ABSN and direct entry MSN programs. May I know the difference and what the pros and cons of these two are? Being an Engineer (International) trying to switch career, where will each of these progra...
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    Can I be forced to take Spanish speaking classes?

    These are excellent points, all. Also, be sure to find out your responsibilities as a "translator." You don't want to be held liable because you were expected to translate medical terminology and aren't fluent. Ask your manager the differen...
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    Can I be forced to take Spanish speaking classes?

    Dear How to Handle, Handling the situation professionally and effectively is crucial, especially in a changing work environment. First, consider your own career goals and aspirations. Do you see yourself staying at this hospital long-term,...
  15. Hello Nurse Beth, Let me start by saying I work in TX in an area that speaks English/Spanish. This is a predominantly Hispanic area and I am White. I have already been here for more than 8 years. I do not know Spanish (just basics and barely). I...

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