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Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, Nurse.com's career advice columnist and president of Cardillo & Associates, is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur and author of "Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional" and "The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses: Practical Advice for Thriving at Every Stage of Your Career."

She brings more than 20 years of clinical, management and business experience to her role as career guru.
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Tips on taking stock and moving forward
Date: Dec 20, 2013 | Dear Donna
Question - My Dear Donna column will be on holiday hiatus from now through New Year's Day. I'll resum..
Dear Donna replies- onna column will be on holiday hiatus from now through New Year's Day. I'll resume posting Q&As on Thursday, Jan. 2. But keep sending your questions and comments in the interim... read more

How can my daughter, a new RN, get experience if hospitals are only hiring experienced nurses?
Date: Dec 18, 2013 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, My daughter graduated with a master's degree in counseling and became an RN. S..
Dear Donna replies- Dear New Nurse's Mom, Your daughter has a great background and brings a lot to the nursing profession. There is definitely a place for her, but it hiring only experienced nurses at... read more

I have been out of the workforce for some time. Do you have any suggestions to help a seasoned LTC nurse find a job?
Date: Dec 17, 2013 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I have been out of the workforce for some time. I have an ADN and would like t..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants to Return to LTC, You don't mention if you're not finding openings, not getting a response to your resume submissions, or if you're having interviews but not getting any... read more

An experience where an NP did not disclose her credentials until after a visit prompted me to write about your column on a nurse with a "doctor" title.
Date: Dec 16, 2013 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I am responding to your comment about a nurse with the title "doctor." My moth..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Feels Misled, Thank you for your comments. I presume you are responding to a previous post about a nurse with a doctoral degree, using the title doctor: (http://news.nurse.com... read more

What exams do I need to take to get a U.S. nursing license with my BSc nursing degree and years of experience from India?
Date: Dec 13, 2013 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, What exams do I need to take to get a U.S. nursing license with my BSc nursing..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants a U.S. license, Start by visiting the web site (www.cgfns.org). Here you will find information and instructions about having your education credentials verified, getting... read more

Does an RN need to work a minimum number of hours a year to maintain his or her nursing license?
Date: Dec 12, 2013 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, Does an RN need to work a minimum number of hours in a year to maintain her nu..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Needs to Maintain Her License, Each state has differing regulations and requirements. Some states only require that you pay the fee to renew. Others also have continuing educa... read more

How can an RN, with an ASN, transition from bedside nursing to case management or a health coach role? Do I need a BSN?
Date: Dec 11, 2013 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I have been an RN for 11 years, primarily working in critical care. I am at a ..
Dear Donna replies- Dear In Transition, You don't mention if you are actually applying for positions and not getting any response or offers, or if you're just going by ads you see. Start doing some in... read more

I passed the national certification for medical coders, but need advice on how to get such a job when I don't have the experience they want.
Date: Dec 10, 2013 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I have more than 30 years of nursing experience, having been a CRNA for more t..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Considering Coding, Your coding knowledge and certification is valuable and can be used in many different ways and places, with or without coding experience. And just for the ... read more

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