Donna Wilk Cardillo, RN, MA is the Career Guru for Nurses. She is the Dear Donna columnist for nurse.com and Nursing Spectrum and NurseWeek magazines. Donna is author of Your 1st 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 . Donna is also creator of Career Alternatives for Nurses® seminars and home study program. Contact Donna at www.dcardillo.com.