Interview with a public health nurse

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    I am a nursing student and need to ask a PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE some questions. Please let me interview you...

    1. WHY DID/ WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING?

    2. WHAT AREA OF PUBLIC NURSING DO YOU WORK?

    3. DID/DOES AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL BACKGROUND HELP WITH YOUR WORK?

    4. DO YOU GO OUT INTO THE FIELD OR DO YOU WORK IN AN OFFICE?

    5. DO YOU LIKE YOUR JOB?

    Thank you for your time!! and if possible, please tell me anything else you think would be fun/relevant for a future public health nurse.
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    WHY DID/ WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING?

    I fell into PH by accident. I was completing my BSN clinicals for a community health nurse class when the previous nurse had to resign. I applied for and got the position. Luck and opportunity coming together.

    2. WHAT AREA OF PUBLIC NURSING DO YOU WORK?

    I am a community health nurse for a small rural county health department

    3. DID/DOES AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL BACKGROUND HELP WITH YOUR WORK?

    Very much, I spend a lot of my time doing communicable disease surveillance and investigations. Epi is a big part of community health.

    4. DO YOU GO OUT INTO THE FIELD OR DO YOU WORK IN AN OFFICE?

    Both, I spend a great deal of time in the office, but we do have times where I set up immunization clinics in the community area and also health fairs.

    5. DO YOU LIKE YOUR JOB?

    Love my job, so much more my pace than hospital positions. But then, I think it has to do with what a person is comfortable with. I'm not a fan of floor nursing because of the environment...politics etc. Loved the nursing part, just wasnt down with everything else associated with the hospital. So for me PH is perfect.

    I am in charge of surveillance monitoring, communicable disease investigations, I am the STD nurse, immunization and wellness nurse, I assist in a women's clinic once a month, and have a lot of influence in which direction I choose to concentrate my efforts in the community. My director is an MSN prepared nurse and is very nursing oriented. I am very lucky to have the position I do and I work with terrific people.
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    Anaris, l have a paper for my Bsn where l have to interview a public nurse please can you help.
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    the questions for the interview are as follows
    2. educational level
    3. area of care
    4. how long in public health?
    5. how have you improved the health of your community? how do you know?
    6. what are you most proud of in your role?
    7. describe a typical work day
    challenges at work
    1. what are the major barriers?
    2. what is the busiest time of the year? why?
    3. what is your role in disasters?
    4. how do you promote health?
    5. how do you prevent illness? what preventive services are available on the following levels of care:
    primary
    secondary
    tertiary
    6. how do you eliminate the disparities in health care?
    7. are there programs for special aggregates?
    8. what impact have the state elections on your agency? on what you do?
    9. how often do you interact with local politicians? why?
    10. what piece of legislation has the most impact on your agency or on what you do?
    11. what role you play in grants and awards?
    12. what is the major percentage of your agency’s budget spent on?
    13. what is being done to meet the health needs of clients from diverse cultural backgrounds?
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    I am nursing student and I need to interview a nurse regarding, “Please describe what your nursing education was like and how you think nursing has been influenced by image, advances in science, war, nursing research, education, workforce issues, and licensure”… anyone interested?
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    I am also a nursing student, and need to interview a Public Health Nurse for my class assignment. Does any PHN have a little time to spare?


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