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  • What made you choose nursing as a career?
  • What interests you about working here?
  • Do you have any professional affiliations?
  • What do you do to keep current with medical findings and practices?
  • How do you handle stress on the job?
  • How would you deal with a doctor who was rude?
  • How would you handle a patient who constantly complains about pain?
  • How would you handle a patient who complains about everything?
  • How would you handle a family who is displeased with your patient's care?
  • What do you feel you contribute to your patients?
  • What do you find difficult about being a nurse?
  • What do you find most rewarding about being a nurse?

Hi I'm new here. Don't got time for an introduction but any responses from nurses are appreciated and I don't need long answers, just something to work with for the assignment I'm doing. Thanks.

MrChicagoRN, RN

Specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care. Has 30 years experience.

"Hi I'm new here. Don't got time for an introduction but any responses from nurses are appreciated and I don't need long answers, just something to work with for the assignment I'm doing. Thanks."

You don't have time to introduce yourself but you expect us to find time to answer your 12 questions & do your homework.

Answering your questionnaire isn't an interview.

You may want to find the time to read the TOS.

Its your homework, not ours.

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

Hey Chicago, you took the words right off of my fingertips!

If you ever make it to my bit of Canada, I'll buy you a beer.

Jillybean48

Specializes in Med/Surg, Peds, Geriatrics, Home Health. Has 16 years experience.

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao: I'm rolling, laughing so hard at both your responses! :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

I don't think this will fulfill the requirements of your assignment. You see, the purpose of your interview is probably to enhance communication skills. You don't even have time to talk to us or introduce yourself so I know that your communication skills are not being practiced or improved trying to complete your assignment this way. In addition, read the TOS. I know, I know, you're a busy nursing student....we've all been there... But, no excuses! Go find a nurse and interview her. Try your local hospital or nursing home. Good luck!

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

I would, but I don't got time either. Visit your local hospital (find the time).

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

Welcome! To AN! The largest online nursing community!

....You guys kill me. ;)

OP...the posters are right.

We get these ALL the time. Allnurses is always ready to help you with your homework. However, we will not do it for you. My goal, our goal, is to help you become the best nurse you can be. We ask ALL students to show us their work. Will will not give answers but we WILL help you find your way to that AhHa! moment. Nursing is one of those disciplines that you will only get out of it what you put into it. We are not FB or ask.com. Our goal is to add to the nursing community competent, educated nurses.

Many of us are instructors in the real world. We might be YOUR instructor. We KNOW the purpose of these assignments is to start the student nurse on their path. The interview is a vital nursing skill that takes practice. We have to go out of our comfort zones ALL the time and ask strangers very personal questions. We must gain the trust of the patients in a very short period of time and have that patient reveal what they need in the admission process. This requires face to face interaction. This requires skill. IN the admission/interview process you learn and observe information and non verbal communication that is vital to your patient. It can reveal vital life saving information that would other wise go unnoticed. In this ever increasing electronic world we are losing simple communication and interpersonal skills. IN nursing these skills are vital to the patient.

Posting...I don't have time to get to know you. Answer this. Gotta go. Is probably not the best way to get assistance. If you don't have the time to be respectful and reach out. Many will not reach back....and if they do they will not post a helpful response. It is that simple. You will get what outta life what you give. For all of our complaining and venting we are proud to be nurses. We are professionals that promote professionalism in our field.

Think of this assignment as your first nursing skill lab. You need to go out to your community. Look for nurses to interview. Go to your local health department or senior center. Find a red cross blood drive. Check at your local schools and ask to speak with the school nurse. Call and make appointments. Plan ahead. Find a flu clinic, a blood pressure clinic. Your PCP if they have a NP or RN on staff. Go to the CVS minute clinics see if the NP is busy there. Stop by a senior center.

While I believe that most of the members here are nurses. We have members who are not. I am POSITIVE, although I can't really prove it, that there are members who are not in the profession at all and play one online. I KNOW there are med students here disguised as RN. We are probably NOT what your instructor is looking for when he/she made this assignment.

Remember...you are only going to get out of your program what you are willing to put into it. A quick post and run...isn't it.

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Well, no. It's against the TOS, and a bad idea for you to ask regardless. But here are some ideas for you.

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.

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!

RunBabyRN

Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience.

Posting...I don't have time to get to know you. Answer this. Gotta go. Is probably not the best way to get assistance. If you don't have the time to be respectful and reach out. Many will not reach back....and if they do they will not post a helpful response. It is that simple.

Exactly. At least most requests are respectful. This is probably one of the least respectful requests I've seen. "Don't got time for an introduction," but do my homework for me. WOW.

Good luck with your future in nursing.