5 quick questions for a nursing student doing an assignment

  1. Hi Im Kenyetta.Im a student interested in becoming a dialysis nurse.I have to interview a Nephrology nurse to learn more about my soon to be career.Please help

    1.Why did you choose this career ?

    2.What are your responsibilities ?

    3.What do you like most about your career ?

    4.What do you dislike most about your career ?

    5.What changes have you seen in your field of work related to the health care crisis and nurse shortage ?

    Thank You
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  3. by   Audreyfay
    Here's my response to your survey. I hope I'm not too late!

    1.Why did you choose this career ? Why I went into nursing: I wanted to be a teacher. However, when I was graduating from high school, there was a huge teacher unemployment rate. My friends were going into nursing, so I did too. (lousy reason). Why I went into diabetes education? While doing staff nursing, I found I most enjoyed teaching people how to measure insulin, give insulin, etc. I fell into a diabetes educator job when my friend retired.

    2.What are your responsibilities ? Diabetes education, nursing education regarding diabetes, community education regarding diabetes, diabetes support group, program management, marketing, and development.

    3.What do you like most about your career ? It is very autonomous.

    4.What do you dislike most about your career ? MDs who will not consider suggestions given by a nurse. I call it "MDitis."

    5.What changes have you seen in your field of work related to the health care crisis and nurse shortage ? I have not seen problems in my specialty regarding the nursing shortage. However, I have noticed the difference in the ability of the staff nurse in caring for the patient and having time to do patient education.

    Good luck with your project! Audrey
  4. by   Kenyetta
    Thank you soooooo much Audrey for your time.No you were not too late! I liked your term MDitis that was cute.

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