HELP! I'm a student who needs to interview a Public Health Nurse

by adgkea adgkea (New) New

Can a Public Health Nurse with at least 2 years of experience help with answering the following interview questions?

1. What made you choose Public Health Nursing?

2. How have you seen Public Health Nursing change since you entered the profession?

3. How are the high-risk, vulnerable populations addressed?

a. What services are provided for these vulnerable member's of society?

b. How is the high-risk population health status assessed on an ongoing basis?

4. What is your role, as a Public Health Nurse, in regards to collaboration and partnership within the community?

5. Do you expect practice changes to Public Health Nursing in the future? If so, what are those changes?

6. What advice do you have for nurses that are interested in a career in Public Health Nursing?

I appreciate your time to help broaden my knowledge in Public Health Nursing and complete this assignment!

adventure_rn, BSN

Specializes in NICU, PICU. 1 Article; 1,544 Posts

Just as an FYI, for a myriad of reasons, the people on AllNurses aren't usually aren't receptive to the 'Please, I need to interview a nurse for school' posts. Many contributers are of the opinion that a) you have no way to be sure that an anonymous online poster is actually who they say they are (or even a nurse at all, for that matter), b) part of the goal of the assignment is actually to connect with a real live nurse in your community, and c) it sounds a bit like you're asking us to do your homework for you (which really gets some AN posters worked up). I'd start investigating other avenues of finding a public health nurse, as you may or may not get a quality response here.

Best of luck! If you're struggling to find someone, maybe ask your instructor for suggestions of where to look.



Specializes in retired LTC. 7,735 Posts

The points made by PP adventure are correct. But to add another perspective is that the OP's questions are numerous and in-depth. Not your average yes-no and quickie answer type question.

To be down-right and frankly honest, I don't want to spend MY TIME answering your lengthy questionnaire. I'd like to see that you received valuable, meaningful and thoughtful responses. But that's not going to happen for your assignment as you've tossed it out for anybody to answer.




148 Posts

Agree with above - as a suggestion, you might try calling your local public health department and let the receptionist know you are a nursing student with an assignment who would like to speak with a public health nurse. I work at a public health department and we get at least three calls like this a semester. We're happy to do it, and that would be more in line with the spirit of your assignment.