Looking for a nurse to partake in my interview(questionaire)

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    Greetings!
    To briefly introduce myself I am a student in the Pre-Health Sciences program at Fanshawe College in London Ontario. I am applying soon to the Western and Fanshawe Collaborative program in Registered Nursing and am optimistically hoping to get in.

    For an assignment worth 20% of a course at school I need to interview a Nurse currently in the field. I kindly ask if a Canadian registered nurse has time to please partake in my 15 question interview/questionaire. The information that is provided will be cited, and submitted as two appendixes ( one with the questions, and another the transcript of answers.) It may also be referred to in my paper but will be cited in APA format.

    I considered communicating through email but have decided to post the questions on allnurses.com so it is open to anyone else who may share my curiousities.

    If you are interested in answering the questionaire please indicate with a post so that others are aware it is being answered as it may take some time.

    THANKS SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!
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    In the Beginning
    1. When did you initially consider becoming a nurse? Can you tell me a little about the reason(s) why you have become a nurse today?

    Nursing School
    2. Now that we have briefly discussed a little about the beginning of your nursing career, I’d like to ask about the journey. Can you tell me about your favourite experiences in nursing school? I know that it was filled with many new experiences and ‘first times’.
    3. One of the gems of nursing is versatility. There are many environments and specialties that nurses can choose to work in. In nursing school there are rotations that allow the students to explore different specialties. What was your favourite clinical rotation and what did you find so fascinating about it? Are you working in this part of nursing today?
    4. What is something you were challenged with in nursing school?
    5. Did you feel that nursing school prepared you well for the Canada Registered Nurse Exam (CRNE) and nursing on the job?

    Compatibility
    6. When considering entering nursing, I realise that there are some aversions that we must prepare ourselves to overcome. (For some blood, bodily fluids, etc.) Is this something you observed people, or yourself, have difficulty overcoming?
    7. What do you honestly feel are necessary characteristics for character compatibility with nursing?

    On the Job
    8. Can you tell me about the responsibilities and tasks that you have to partake in on a daily basis as a nurse?
    9. How satisfied are you with your choice in profession?
    10. Money isn’t everything, but do you feel that you are well compensated for your labour?
    11. What is something that was unexpected, surprised you or that you were unaware of before entering the nursing profession?
    12. Being a nurse inevitably on the job you will experience patients who pass away. How do you cope with this? Would you have advice to nurses entering the profession on how to cope in these situations?
    13. As a nurse, you have lives in your hands every day, is there a real fear of making a critical error in the back of your mind? If this is the case is there any sort of comfort you would offer anyone entering nursing?
    14. Patients are possibly the most integral part of the nursing. What is your favourite part of working with patients?

    Close
    15. Thank you for taking part of my interview. I would like to draw this to a close by giving you the opportunity to express yourself by telling myself and other prospective students anything you would like to tell. Is there something you would like to tell us?
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    Sorry, but not interested.

    I might consider it if I met the interviewer face to face but not over the 'net, because we have no proof that you really are a student and this is a real assignment.

    I mean, you have no way of knowing if we are "real" like Ottawa posted and I'm not sending you my registration number and we have no guarantee that this isn't info trolling for ID theft, nurse impersonation.
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    We do get many members that ask to interview a nurse and they are welcome to ask.

    Members can answer either on the thread or via email/pm.

    I would like to answer some of the questions however I did not train in Canada
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    We do get many members that ask to interview a nurse and they are welcome to ask.

    Members can answer either on the thread or via email/pm.

    I would like to answer some of the questions however I did not train in Canada
    If you don't want to it's entirely to your discretion. To clarify for others I am not asking for ID numbers (not that I know what that is, and would not ask even in person!)

    I am in the middle of establishing contact with another nurse, and will probably use her answers if she agrees.. But even though you aren't from canada I more than welcome you to answer those few questions. Truth be told I'm kind of curious about what you have to say lol! If anyone else for that matter wishes to answer only a few please don't hesitate.

    Thanks so much for the support SilverDragon.

    Edit: I see you're in Canada now, welcome !
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    Quote from twiggi
    in the beginning
    1. when did you initially consider becoming a nurse? can you tell me a little about the reason(s) why you have become a nurse today?

    for me it was a choice of being a nurse or being a chef........ nursing won but was a close call. why not sure but mother did her nurse training back in 63 but didn't qualify and my father was a medic in the british army.

    nursing school
    2. now that we have briefly discussed a little about the beginning of your nursing career, i’d like to ask about the journey. can you tell me about your favourite experiences in nursing school? i know that it was filled with many new experiences and ‘first times’.

    few favourite experiences but biggest one was as a student doing my theatre/or clinicals and working with a great theatre sister and orthopaedic surgeon who both loved to teach regardless on who you was. if you was interested and willing to learn they was willing to teach and i scrubbed up lots of times on stuff like hip replacements, knee replacements etc

    3. one of the gems of nursing is versatility. there are many environments and specialties that nurses can choose to work in. in nursing school there are rotations that allow the students to explore different specialties. what was your favourite clinical rotation and what did you find so fascinating about it? are you working in this part of nursing today?

    i trained back in 86 which in the uk meant you gained experience in several areas. i loved surgery and theatres of whcih no jobs in either when i qualified and i ended up on medical

    4. what is something you were challenged with in nursing school?

    for me the challenge in nursing school was writing essays. i am just not a person who can easily put pen to paper and write

    5. did you feel that nursing school prepared you well for the canada registered nurse exam (crne) and nursing on the job?

    compatibility
    6. when considering entering nursing, i realise that there are some aversions that we must prepare ourselves to overcome. (for some blood, bodily fluids, etc.) is this something you observed people, or yourself, have difficulty overcoming?

    i personally did not come across any issues whilst in nursing school both for myself and others struggling with aversions like body fluids etc

    7. what do you honestly feel are necessary characteristics for character compatibility with nursing?

    necessary characteristics for nursing for me would be caring personality, being able to easily adapt to different situations and common sense


    on the job
    8. can you tell me about the responsibilities and tasks that you have to partake in on a daily basis as a nurse?

    has varied depending on where i worked and the role i had in that area.

    9. how satisfied are you with your choice in profession?

    there are times when i am really satisfied in my profession and then there have been times when i wish i was doing something else. especially when management do something that i feel is detrimental to the care i give or can offer

    10. money isn’t everything, but do you feel that you are well compensated for your labour?

    in the uk i would say no i wasn't well compensated. here in canada i feel i am

    11. what is something that was unexpected, surprised you or that you were unaware of before entering the nursing profession?
    12. being a nurse inevitably on the job you will experience patients who pass away. how do you cope with this? would you have advice to nurses entering the profession on how to cope in these situations?
    13. as a nurse, you have lives in your hands every day, is there a real fear of making a critical error in the back of your mind? if this is the case is there any sort of comfort you would offer anyone entering nursing?
    14. patients are possibly the most integral part of the nursing. what is your favourite part of working with patients?

    close
    15. thank you for taking part of my interview. i would like to draw this to a close by giving you the opportunity to express yourself by telling myself and other prospective students anything you would like to tell. is there something you would like to tell us?
    answers in blue
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    answers in blue
    Interesting how you answered about the OR. I spoke to a nursing student last year and she told me that also was her favourite rotation when she got to scrub in on an open heart surgery. It was so fascinating when she told me, she was so clearly enamoured. That is so much cooler that they took extra effort to teach you!

    I spoke to another student about papers/essays too! I am not terrible at them but they just take so much time haha!
    I suppose i'll have to prepare myself mentally.


    Thanks for taking the time to answer me, it was an interesting read.


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