Informational interviews

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    As a nursing student I am required to ask for at least 2 informational interviews of registered nurses for my class. If anyone can assist me in this matter it would be greatly appreciated

    1. Who did you interview and what is their job title
    2. What was learned about skills? (Skills needed, avenues to build skills, ways to enhance already accomplished skills.)
    3. What other education and training do I need?
    4. What experiences would enhance my ability to enter this field? (Volunteer, on-the-job, internships.)
    5. How does this career field uphold and support my identified career and life values?
    6. What else do I need to know about this career field?
    7. Is there continued interest? What appeals? What does not?
    8. Who would be a good person to talk with next?
    9. What do I want to do next regarding this career interest area? (Classes, training, volunteer, entry-work, etc.)
    10. What barriers will keep me from moving forward in this career field?
    11. What resources and people are available to assist me in overcoming these barriers?
  2. 9 Comments so far...

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    I think that the purpose of your assignment is to actually interview (in person) 2 nurses. The give and take of an in-person interview can be very valuable. Do you know any nurses? Any of your friends' mothers/aunts/grandmas?
    Esme12 and Retired APRN like this.
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    the point of your assignment was to get out and, you know, do interviews with 2 RNs.

    I remember when I had this assignment and though "oh crap, now what" because I had 1000 pages to read, 3 papers to write and an exam coming up after doing clinicals but the point is to get out of your comfort zone and ask these questions.
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    We just recieved this assignment this week. I have no family member that are RN's nor do I live in a large city that I can go interview any Rn's. I live in a small remote community around 100 miles away from the city. My instructor is thru an online class and said we could interview online. I thought this would help give me a broad view of answers around the country.
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    Do you have a CVS minute clinic ( or equivalent) staffed by nurses, a health department, elementary school, physician office, planned parenthood, medical clinic, urgent care,hospital, assisted living, or nursing home in your area? If you call the hospital or LTC staff development office you will likely find someone to interview.

    This is a public, anonymous message board you have no way of knowing that any member is who they claim to be.
    Retired APRN likes this.
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    I'm certain that there is a county health department that you can call and interview a public health nurse.
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    I would highly recommend you find some nurses you can meet in person. You have no way of verifying that anyone here is actually a RN, and part of your assignment has to do with learning how to interview someone. This is a skill you need to build for when you're talking to patients. Make the most of your assignment, don't cut yourself short, and do this assignment in person.
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    Quote from magicmom
    We just recieved this assignment this week. I have no family member that are RN's nor do I live in a large city that I can go interview any Rn's. I live in a small remote community around 100 miles away from the city. My instructor is thru an online class and said we could interview online. I thought this would help give me a broad view of answers around the country.
    We get a lot of "interview" requests, that ask the respondent to type out long responses. Maybe if someone would request to interview via video chat (Skype, yahoo, etc) they'd get a better response.
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    What kind of an online nursing program are you in? Do you not have in-person clinical rotations? You should be able to find a nurse there or at least be referred to an RN to interview.
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    So when your neighbors have to find a nurse...where would they find one? Does the VNA and/or hospice and/or midwifery service make any visits out your way now and then? Call and ask them. Parish nurses? They're out there, Charley ...

    Sorry... you're going to have to work on this one more creatively than hitting "Send."
    RunBabyRN likes this.


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