1) How many years have you been in this job? 7 almost 8 years
2) What is your educational history? High school, college of nursing for my ADN. Plans on BSN soon.
3) If you had your educational years to live over again, what would you do diffrently? I did mine well, took extra time to do my prereqs so that I would remember them well, and learned how I learned! That really helped!
4) What advice would you give me as I start my career? Really learn about how you learn and test! That is a great resource to have when battling hard schedules and stress while still having to perform well! And have a little fun with it...all work and no play makes a cranky student! LOL!
5) What do you like best about your job? Having a career, the pay, the benifits, and doing what I do best...being a good communicator with all sorts of people!
6) What do you like least? My hours some days, the stress, bad ratios, and managers that don't listen to their nurses needs!
7) Do you forsee any career changes before you retire? I hope so, LOL, hopeing that lottery will pay in!! Naaaaa I will do this till retirement.
8) If so, to what part of the job? i.e. pediatrics, geatrics, cardiology... I am med surge ortho now, but did geriatrics and developmentally disabled and camp nursing! All had their wonderful points and I have learned so much!
9) What is the future outlook for this career in the job market? (idk what that means) It seems to run in 10 year cycles so I am told, but I have yet to see that! Are area has many nursing schools and getting a job is tough...and you keep it till you retire at this point.
10) How much computer training is needed for this job? I will need some soon since we are switching to computerized charting. They will train us so I don't stress over it. I just hope it isn't a crash course and then they expect perfection..but a adequate teaching module!
Good luck..hope this helps you!