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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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How can an RN from Nigeria relocate to the U.S. for work and study?
Date: Aug 26, 2014 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I am an RN/RM in an ED in Nigeria. I want to relocate to the U.S. for further ..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants to Relocate to the USA from Nigeria, I would recommend you look for an international nursing agency that recruits nurses from your country to the U.S. The advantage of w... read more

How can an RN find a job at a hospital if she was terminated from her first hospital job?
Date: Aug 25, 2014 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I have been an RN for four years. Immediately following graduation from nursin..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Devastated in NJ, I'm sorry to hear about this whole situation for many reasons. I also am disappointed to hear that you came to an agreement with your employer and they suppo... read more

Is it necessary to get a master's degree in nursing informatics before looking for jobs in that specialty?
Date: Aug 22, 2014 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, Is it necessary to get a master's degree in nursing informatics before looking..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Interested in Informatics, You do not need any additional education to embark on a career in nursing/healthcare informatics. Your nursing credentials and experience, combined ... read more

What do I put on my resume to indicate I've been out of work for six months on disability due to a back injury?
Date: Aug 20, 2014 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I have been out of work for six months on disability due to a back injury. How..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Out on Disability, You do not need or want to indicate your injury or the fact that you were out on disability on your resume. This is protected information under the American... read more

Do you have suggestions on how I can start a professional writing career?
Date: Aug 19, 2014 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I was inspired and intrigued by your recent LinkedIn update regarding writing...
Dear Donna replies- Dear Intrigued by writing, I have been a writer for many years but recently updated my LinkedIn profile triggering LinkedIn to send a notice to all my connections that I had a new ... read more

How can an RN become a wellness coach or CRNA?
Date: Aug 18, 2014 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, How can an RN become a wellness coach or CRNA, and what financial aid is avail..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Inquisitive mind, Becoming a wellness coach and becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist are two very different career paths so I will address each separately. A CRNA... read more

How can I work my way into a management from a staff nurse position?
Date: Aug 16, 2014 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, How does one work their way into a management position from a staff nurse? I w..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants to Move into Management, It's wonderful that you have a plan and a vision for you future. Managers can have a very positive impact on the work environment, on individual... read more

How can a nurse get started in the public speaking business?
Date: Aug 14, 2014 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I have long admired your work and would love to someday do what you do. Can yo..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants to Speak. When there's something you want to do, it makes sense to rub elbows with those already doing it and there's a couple of ways for you to do so. I recommend you ... read more

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