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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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Can a nurse take online classes and student teach while on workers' comp? Is a nurse obligated to tell their comp rep about taking classes?
Date: Feb 4, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I have been on workers' compensation for nearly three years due to a ruptured ..
Dear Donna replies- Dear On Workers Comp, There are cases when certain types of education and training are considered rehabilitative and prepare one to return to the job market after being out on work... read more

How does an experienced RN with an ADN get a position at a hospital?
Date: Feb 3, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I'm about at the end of my nursing career. I lost my job because of my recent ..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Needs a Job, There's not much point in looking back and dwelling on what you think you should have done. There's no guarantee you'd be in a different place now had you taken a... read more

How important is a BSN for someone who already has a bachelor's degree in another field? Can they just get an ADN?
Date: Feb 2, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I am trying to give my daughter guidance as she pursues a career in nursing. S..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Daughter Needs Guidance, A BSN in very important in today's competitive job market and increasingly complex healthcare environment. Many places of employment are hiring nurses... read more

Will an RN be able to get a job for a year and then quit without it looking bad to future employers?
Date: Jan 30, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I will be finishing up my nursing degree in May and will be sitting for the NC..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Plans to Relocate, People move around all the time for many different reasons. So if you were to get a job elsewhere and then come back to Colorado after a year, it would be e... read more

How can an LPN who completed her RN schooling more than 15 years ago pass the NCLEX?
Date: Jan 29, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, How can an LPN who completed her RN schooling more than 15 years ago pass the ..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Needs to Pass NCLEX, I am presuming from your note you graduated from your RN program 15 years ago. Clearly a lot has changed since then including the NCLEX-RN exam itself. I ... read more

Is a soon-to-be retired librarian, who is 65 years old, too old to go to nursing school?
Date: Jan 28, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - I am a healthy, active woman who will be 65 years old next month. I am retiring after 18 y..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Librarian Who Wants To Be A Nurse, The oldest student nurse I have met to date was 70 years old. There are many women and men like yourself coming into the profession after re... read more

How can a BSN grad get a job in case management if every job post requires case management experience?
Date: Jan 27, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna I want to get into case management. All jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area seem..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants To Get Into Case Management, If you rely exclusively on classified ads for job leads, it may seem like everyone wants experience. You can't make generalizations about th... read more

How does a BSN graduate in the Philippines who has not worked as an RN in 7 years find a job as a nurse?
Date: Jan 26, 2015 | Dear Donna
Question - Dear Donna, I am a 2007 BSN graduate in the Philippines. I graduated with honors and worke..
Dear Donna replies- Dear Wants To Get Back To Nursing, For starters, become active in the Philippine Nurses Association (www.pna-ph.org/). The more people you meet in the industry, the better your cha... read more

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