Why were you drawn to nursing?
Because the bottle never really satisfied me.
What requirements or skills were needed before entering the field?
I had to learn how to step between the rows while avoiding the manure fertilzer.
Were there any expectation and surprises you had in entering the profession?
How little Professional Behavior there is in this Profession.
What are your responsibilities at your current job?
Do everything for everybody all the time with nothing. Okay- I'm exaggerating: Do everything right the first time with no Education on the Process or at least make it look like I did correctly it in the Documentation Process.
Where your job fits in terms of the overall structure of the profession?
I'm a Babysitter for Children, Adolescents, Adults and Older Adults with some pretty good Medical Skills.
What are the skills and qualifications you have/The skills and qualifications the job requires
Know when an MD/NP needs to be notified. Or not.
What is the biggest challenges you face in this job
Dealing with the Psychotic Behavior of the Population I work with. The Patients can be challenging sometimes too.
What are the types of reading and writing required in your daily responsibilities
Oh, that's no big deal- if words are mispelled or handwriting is illegible, I figure someone with a Higher Degree than I have wrote it. If that happens, I just fax the Order to Pharmacy.
who are the typical audience for written communication (co-workers, clients, general public, ect.)
We don't do ect (electric convulsive therapy). However, we do do et cetera (and so on).
Which communication skills you find most important in your role.
This is the only question that I am going to answer seriously: The communication skill that I find most important in my role as a Professional Caregiver is my ability to be OBJECTIVE. Objective Reporting is necessary in order for all to interpret Information Consensually. (And I feel so good about myself when I can Verbally and Objectively rip an Opponent to shreds!)