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Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, Nurse.com's career advice columnist is president of DonnaCarillo.com. 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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How can a nurse in Ethiopia get a scholarship for graduate school?
Date: Jun 23, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I am looking for a scholarship to upgrade my educational status. I am a nurse ..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants to Further Education in Ethiopia, There are a number of international scholarships available and some specifically for nurses in Africa. But you have to be careful about... read more

How can I get the management training I crave?
Date: Jun 22, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I am in my late 50s. I have an MSN. My work history includes CMS/state surveyo..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Craving Management Roles, If you rely exclusively on your employer for your career development you will be in a sorry state. You have to take the bull by the horns and be pro-... read more

How can I access your "Career Alternatives" workshop material if I cannot attend it?
Date: Jun 19, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I saw that your "Career Alternatives for Nurses" workshop will be in New York ..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Interested in Career Alternatives, The Career Alternatives for Nurses seminar is indeed available in a home study version on either CD or DVD with manual. Find out more here: ... read more

How do I market myself after not working as an RN for 6 years?
Date: Jun 18, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I just joined Nurse.com and did so after a time of grief and reorganization of..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants to Reenter World of Nursing, It sounds like you've been through a lot. Sometimes it's good to come back home in times like this. I suggest that you find out where the ne... read more

What is the likelihood a former employer will rehire me?
Date: Jun 17, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, What is the likelihood a former employer will rehire me if I have been away fr..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants to Work for Previous Employer, Although many hospitals are only hiring nurses with very recent experience, the fact that you previously worked there can potentially work... read more

Is there training available to do UAS assessments?
Date: Jun 16, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I am a retired RN with experience as a coordinator of care for a home care age..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants to Learn Assessments, By UAS, I assume you are referring to the Uniform Assessment System in New York for Adult Day Services, assisted living facilities and more. Your b... read more

Do you have any suggestions on how I can develop leadership skills?
Date: Jun 12, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I am interested in developing my leadership skills in the hopes of someday mov..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants to Develop Leadership Skills, That is a noble goal and a very smart one. I have several suggestions for you. For starters, express your interest to your supervisor. Let ... read more

Will getting a DNP ensure I am hired as a full-time teacher?
Date: Jun 11, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I have been teaching clinicals at two BSN programs in my state in pediatric fu..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Donna, I have been teaching clinicals at two BSN programs in my state in pediatrics, fundamentals and community health, and working four days at a home care agency. I am in my... 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 Nurse.com, and some may be printed in Gannett Healthcare Group publications. Last names and e-mail addresses will be omitted.
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