Help with school project PLEASE!!

  1. Hi, I have a school project to do and I have to interview someone in the field I would like to go into. I need any RN to awnser these questions for me! Thank you so much! Its due in two days!

    1) How many years have you been in this job?
    2) What is your educational history?
    3) If you had your educational years to live over again, what would you do diffrently?
    4) What advice would you give me as I start my career?
    5) What do you like best about your job?
    6) What do you like least?
    7) Do you forsee any career changes before you retire?
    8) If so, to what part of the job? i.e. pediatrics, geatrics, cardiology...
    9) What is the future outlook for this career in the job market? (idk what that means)
    10) How much computer training is needed for this job?

    Your responses would be much appreciated! Thank you!
    Brittany
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  3. by   Antikigirl
    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!
  4. by   TazziRN
    1) how many years have you been in this job? in this profession, 18.5 years. at my current job, 7.5 years.

    2) what is your educational history? associate's degree in nursing.

    3) if you had your educational years to live over again, what would you do diffrently? i don't think i would change anything. although i've wanted to be a nurse since childhood, i didn't go to nursing school right away. i spend several years working in a daycare center, so that gave me wonderful experience with kids. i worked as a homecare cna, so i got geriatric experience. then i went back to school.

    4) what advice would you give me as i start my career? if you're planning on being a nurse, i would suggest you get your cna and work as one before and during school.

    5) what do you like best about your job? making a difference.

    6) what do you like least? pediatric deaths, the interference of groups like admin and jcaho.....some of jcaho's stuff is pretty ridiculous!!

    7) do you forsee any career changes before you retire? nope....love what i do!!

    8) if so, to what part of the job? i.e. pediatrics, geatrics, cardiology...


    9) what is the future outlook for this career in the job market? (idk what that means) there will never be too many nurses, and the profession will never die.

    10) how much computer training is needed for this job? none before working.....each hospital has a different computer system and each place will show you theirs.
  5. by   mitchsmom
    1) How many years have you been in this job? < 1 (LOL...you said any RN)
    2) What is your educational history? BA (in Education from college right out of high school), BSN at 35.
    3) If you had your educational years to live over again, what would you do diffrently? If I could go back to college the first time when I was young and free of committments, I would do medical school (although I am happy with nursing now).
    4) What advice would you give me as I start my career? the above advice to work in your field somehow before or during school (CNA, get an externship, etc.) is a good one
    5) What do you like best about your job? I am able to work in the specialty that I wanted, most of my coworkers are great
    6) What do you like least? Having to sort out childcare issues/finding good childcare (I know that's not really the job itself but it's my biggest issue); also understaffing
    7) Do you forsee any career changes before you retire? I plan to continue my education, I always intended on at least a master's even before I started nursing school
    8) If so, to what part of the job? something else in my specialty: nurse-midwife, lactation consultant (which I already am but there isn't currently a position for me), etc. (although, as I said before, I am happy with what I'm doing right now)
    9) What is the future outlook for this career in the job market? Our hospital and my unit are in desperate need of nurses so I'd say "way above average"
    10) How much computer training is needed for this job? A lot of people freaked out when we started a new computer system this year at my work but it really just isn't that big of a deal to me... I'd say moderate training is needed if you seriously lack computer skills (like have never really used one... ) but minimal if you have even basic computer skills (which I think the vast majority students today do). For me, figuring out what to chart and how to best chart my work well on the computer (that is, charting in general) is something I needed to learn much more than computer skills per se.
    Last edit by mitchsmom on Nov 8, '06

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