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English (Career) Assignment

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Hello, I am doing an assignment for my English class that requires me to research a person that is currently in the job field of being a Registered Nurse (in ON, Canada). It is also preferred that the person is in an Emergency Department type setting.

If this sounds like you, and you would be willing to share some information about you and your job, please let me know!

Thanks so much!

Ashley

Ashley, have you called your local ED and asked to speak with an RN? Have you called the hospital (any hospital, there are many!) and asked for a name so you can set up an interview?

THIS kind of online, anonymous forum is a recipe for disaster for an interview such as you require. You cannot verify credentials, you cannot know for certain that the person who is providing such "research" information works in the area they claim.

Don't take a chance that the person responding to you is an out of work housekeeper (but whose sister went to nursing school for awhile, so that mostly counts....right?).

Take the personal approach, and you will be FAR more greatly benefited :)

I don't actually need to interview the person. I just need a "real" person rather than a made-up one to incooperate into my assignment. And then I just need a brief job description that they do.

Thanks for the tips though!

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

That is very specific information you are asking for on an internationally read public anonymous forum. Have you tried contacting local nurses perhaps offering lunch or coffee in exchange for a face to face interview?

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

You asked this question yesterday. If you don't need to conduct an actual interview why not look online for education of nurses (in Canada it's s BScN to enter practice) and job listings online

I don't need an interview! I just for sure need a name and the place of work. This HAS to be a real person. And must be in Ontario, Canada as well (sorry).

If to personal just disregard!

(:

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

I don't need an interview! I just for sure need a name and the place of work. This HAS to be a real person. And must be in Ontario, Canada as well (sorry).

If to personal just disregard!

(:

Call your local hospital. You are not going to get anyone to reveal such personal details on an anonymous internet public forum especially when you post duplicate threads in the general nursing forum

Here's a job description for an Ontario ED RN

Registered Nurse Emergency Department 23 Schedule - Burlington, ON - Indeed Mobile

I dont need job listings etc. Im already in school for nursing.. i need to pretend to ask for an interview with someone.. and to do so i need there name and work address to be at the top of the letter.

Thanks

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.

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!

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

^^^and there's the best answer. If you are in nursing school ask your nursing department for a referral to a graduate who will likely be very happy to help an up and coming student out. Today's request is different from yesterday's

Everyone is telling me to speak face to face as if im interviewing. Im not. I need a name -.- thanks! And no, our project repeatedly says reasearch a person. Thanks (:

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

No one is going to give you personal information over the internet. If you want such information, find a nurse in person. Plus you don't know if we are really nurses. This is the INTERNET. Anyone can pretend to be a nurse. Just because the website is called AllNurses, doesn't mean it's only nurses on it.

Oh & I'm sure your professor didn't want you to just interview someone over the internet.

mirandaaa

Specializes in PCT, RN. Has 3 years experience.

I don't think the point they're making is that you need to go interview a nurse for anything. The point being made is that instead of doing this through a public forum and asking things for personal info, go to a local facility and ask someone in person for their information.

There are not many people that are okay with strangers having all of their information, so you would have better luck getting it from someone you meet with. Not to mention, you may learn some valuable tips from someone who has been doing it for a long time and may even end up with a great resource (and friend!) and maybe even an "in" at someplace you want to work.

Good luck!

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Everyone is telling me to speak face to face as if im interviewing. Im not. I need a name -.- thanks! And no, our project repeatedly says reasearch a person. Thanks (:

Go to your school of nursing office and ask for a referral to an alumnus. Problem solved!!!

Plus you will have someone from your required Province!

bagladyrn, RN

Specializes in OB.

Asking someone to put this kind of personal info out on the Internet to an anonymous poster (you) feels an awful lot like those emails asking to send bank info to that guy in Nigeria.

roser13, ASN, RN

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

Asking someone to put this kind of personal info out on the Internet to an anonymous poster (you) feels an awful lot like those emails asking to send bank info to that guy in Nigeria.

But you're not really going to get a call! So it doesn't really matter!

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Moved to AN's Nursing Student Assistance --members can send information via Private Message system if they desire.

I think the assignment is to craft a cover letter asking for a job interview? (Perhaps I'm being too generous.) But if I'm right, pick a local hospital, Google the hospital name and "nurse recruiter." Better yet, go to the job listings and see who is listed as the contact person. List the hospital address and the main hospital phone number.

Or I'm wrong and you just want my phone number to sell me solar panels and Nigerian bank bonds.