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Donna Cardillo, RN, MA,'s career advice columnist is president of Known as The Inspiration Nurse, she is a keynote speaker, retreat and seminar leader, 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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Is there any chance you will be coming to the Las Vegas area to do your Career Alternatives for Nurses seminar?
Date: Mar 24, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, Is there any chance you will be coming to the Las Vegas area to do your Career..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Looking for Career Alternatives, While I am not offering this seminar in Las Vegas this year, I will be offering it in New Jersey and New York. Nurses travel from all over the... read more

In a medical emergency for a private-duty patient or other patient in a facility, would a private duty RN call for help or get involved in the code?
Date: Mar 23, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I work for a home care agency. Some of my patients reside in an assisted livin..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Home Care Nurse, This is very important information for you to know and you will need to address this immediately with your home care agency supervisor. Your agency should hav... read more

How can an RN get experience in politics and lobbying? Are there related jobs available?
Date: Mar 20, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I am a BSN nurse who is intersted in politics and lobbying. How can I get expe..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Interested in Lobbying, Start by joining your state chapter of the American Nurses Assocition ( if you are not already a member and get on the legislative committe... read more

Can you provide examples of how to reply to situational or behavioral interview questions?
Date: Mar 19, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I am terrible at interviews. I always freeze up and my mind goes blank when I ..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Terrible at Interviews, Most people are uncomfortable and nervous going on interviews, especially if they've never been trained in the art and science of how to do it well. Wh... read more

Could you provide advice for a BSN nurse pursuing a career in informatics?
Date: Mar 18, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I have a BS and a BSN and want to go into nursing informatics. I will start a ..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants to Get into Nursing Informatics, You've chosen a hot field to pursue, with a growing number of opportunities for nurses. I recommend you join and get active in the Ameri... read more

Does still offer a course in nursing case management?
Date: Mar 17, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, After several years as a school nurse I would like to return to work as a nurs..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants to Return to Case Management, still does offer a case management seminar and has one coming up in New Jersey on March 26 ( Th... read more

Do you have advice on gaining acceptance to an MSN FNP program for an experienced nurse who has been rejected from all programs in her state?
Date: Mar 16, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, Do you have advice on gaining acceptance to an MSN Family Nurse Practitioner p..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants To Be an FNP, If you have applied to and been rejected by every FNP-MSN program in your state as you imply, you need to find a mentor who can help, advise and support yo... read more

What can an RN with more than 20 years at one facility do to find a new job after being laid off when her unit closes?
Date: Mar 13, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna. I have worked in the same labor and delivery unit for more 20 years. Now my ho..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Just Got Laid Off, With all the changes in healthcare these days, including where and how care is delivered, we will likely see more situations where nurses like yourself will... read more

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*Due to the sheer volume of questions received, Donna Cardillo cannot answer every question or respond privately to any questions. All questions answered will appear on, and some may be printed in Gannett Healthcare Group publications. Last names and e-mail addresses will be omitted.
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