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by tcollins tcollins (New) New

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In one of my classes, I have been assigned to interview an RN. Well, only problem is... I don't know one. Is it possible that someone could help me and answer these questions for me so that I can report back to my teacher. Although this an assignment for a grade, I think honest, transparent answers will really help me have a real life understanding of my field and what to expect. Thanks in advance for your help!! Please more than one person answer if possible, it would be soooo awesome to get different perspectives! Thanks again everyone.

The following information should be answered during the interview process:

1. How did he/she prepare for their position (nursing program, etc.)?

2. What are his/her primary duties as a nurse in their present position?

3. What does the nurse find most challenging about his/her work ?

4. What words of wisdom would he/she share with a student pursuing their RN degree?

5. What are your thoughts about what you learned from this experience?

6. How can you apply this information to your own future professional plans?

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Aurora77 has 4 years experience and specializes in Med Surg.

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Per TOS, we don't do homework for students. What have you done to find an RN to interview in real life?

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RN_EMT specializes in Emergency, pediatrics.

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1. Paramedic transition into ADN RN

2.staff nurse in ER and private home nursing with pediatrics

3. Dealing with difficult family members and overworked

4. After reading #3, there will be highlights throughout ur career that make all of it worth while

5 and 6 are for u to answer😜

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roser13 has 17 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

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Love that link! How great to have that essay handy to answer the 12 or so interview requests that come in daily:cheeky:

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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OP, there are so many options out there that you can contact for the opportunity to interview someone that you can verify is a nurse- your local public health office, your own provider's office, the local school, hospitals, nursing homes, there are many possibilities. Personally knowing a nurse isn't a requirement to be able to set up an appointment to interview them. Read the link in nursephillyphil's post- you will gain a little more insight into why these requests aren't received well and why your instructor may have assigned this interview. Another thing to think about when asking this on an anonymous message board- you have zero guarantee that the person answering is a nurse.

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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There is a very valid reason behind the madness that is called nursing school. These assignements are meant to get you outside the box and grow accustom to speaking to complete strangers. A large part of the nursing process is the interview/admission process. This is always done face to face as there are many non verbal clues that you pick up on during the assessment process that are important to the quality of the patients care.

In this ever increasing electronic society we are losing basic communication skills and basic assessment skills that have to do with interpreting non verbal clues. Here at allnurses we are interesting in what is best to help you become the bust nurse you ca be.

There are options. Go to the local high school/elemetry school and ask to speak to the health nurse. Check with your town/city and ask to speak to that nurse. Check with a local Senior Center or assisted living center and ask to speak to nurses there. You can call a local hospital and ask if there are any staff willing to be interviewed. You can do to the local CVS/Walgreens and ask to see the NP in the minute clinic. YOu can go to a red cross blood drive or flu clinic and find a nurse there....that are many options for you to do a face to face interview

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I actually had to interview 5 nurses. I work as a medical assistant at a clinic inside of our hospital. To be honest, nurses aren't the friendliest here where I work. The few (3) that did give me a few moments out of their busy day, weren't exactly happy about it. I was just a little discouraged, even now, I am. Honestly, I wasn't looking for someone to do my homework, I'm sorry it came across that way. I was just trying to ask a NURSE a few questions based on what they've experienced so far. Whether in person, via email or internet, I'll take whatever insight I can get. Having read the links and listening to my instructor, I understand why were asked to complete the assignment. However, what I've done was not out of the guidelines, otherwise, I would have not posted here with my real name. I'm not trying to pull a fast one, that's all I saying. I thank everyone for their help, links, and advice. I will put on the ol' big girl panties and trudge back to the hospital (or some other facility) to find the kind of nurse I want to be. So far I havent met one. That's why I want to be a nurse, I would never treat my patients, or people in general, mean or like they are a bother to me. Nurses have a little bit of a bad rep (jk, but not really). Anywho, thanks again! Sorry for the newbie annoying post.

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Sincere thanks. I almost feel bad that you replied, reading the other posts. I dont want to get you in trouble or cause any trouble. But I honestly am very appreciative of your feedback. Thank you RN-EMT.

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It must be early in the semester. We get these requests a lot, so if there are any other students out there who might get this kind of assignment, listen up:Part of your faculty's reason for giving you this assignment is to get you to go out there and speak to an RN face to face. A big email blast is not a substitute for shoe leather. AN is not Google.

See, in nursing, you have to learn to speak to a lot of people you would not otherwise encounter; you might find yourself out of your comfort zone. This is part of nursing, a huge part. An anonymous respondent online, well, you don't really know who we are, do you? We could be the truck driving guy living next door for all you know. ;)

So if all you do about learning new things is "Go to the keyboard and hit send," then you are limiting your chances of actual learning a valuable skill you will need all your working life. Also, your faculty will not be impressed by your citation of an anonymous person who may or may not be a nurse on the internet.

That said: Where will you find a nurse? Think outside the (computer) box, or, in your case, outside the place where you work. Nurses are found in MANY places (that's part of the assignment too, to learn how many there are!).

Local hospital: go to the staff development/inservice education office and ask one of them. They value education and will be happy to chat or to hook you up with someone who is.

Go to the public health department downtown. Ditto.

Go to the local school and ask to speak to a school nurse. Ditto.

Go to a local clinic / physician/NP office. Ditto.

Go to the local jail and ask to speak to the nurse there. Ditto.

Notice all of these say, "Go to..." and not "Email..." Remember that part about meeting new people face to face and comfort zone.

Go!

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Glycerine82 has 3 years experience as a ASN, LPN and specializes in SNF/Rehab/Geri.

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Maybe you could go through your facebook friends and see if there are family members etc. of friends who are nurses. I turn to facebook a lot to help me with school stuff, in terms of finding people to help with things, etc.

You could meet up for coffee or something. :-)

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