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I need answers to 6 interview Qs from experienced RNs for an assignment

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by Brookelynne Brookelynne (New) New

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I have a writing assignment due tonight at midnight where I have to interview an experienced RN and none of my nursing instructors/nurse friends are getting back to me because it's summer and they're all on vacation... So if anyone can answers these interview questions I would greatly appreciate it!!

1.) What does a [insert your specialty] do on a regular basis?

2.) What are some of the challenges of this job?

3.) What would you do differently in acquiring this job?

4.) What is the best part of the job?

5.) Why did you choose this career?

6.) What is the best advice you can give to someone in college and starting on this career path?

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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Posting homework on an anonymous internet message board to be completed for you by people who may or may not be nurses 10 hours before it's due?

No bueno.

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How long have you known about this assignment that's due at midnight?

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I'm in 3 online summer sprint 6 week courses right now, which is the equivalent of 19 credit hours. I work full time and have children. I knew I had a paper due, however I didn't know it had an interview component because I was so busy doing my assignments for my other courses and working. I emailed every nurse I know but it is very last minute so I posted on here as a back-up in case no one could get back to me. I'm a Junior nursing student with a 3.96 GPA. It was an honest mistake, had I known there was an interview component I would have contacted nurses sooner. I have received responses from nurses I know in real life and completed the assignment, but this was unnecessarily harsh.

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kaylee. has 7 years experience and specializes in Stepdown . Telemetry.

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I know the feeling about crunch time with an assignment! Unfortunately my ability to focus to give meaningful responses is subpar considering I've been out all day! So if I were you, and I have been a time or two, just make it up! You could wait for a reply but that is risky considering the time. Pick a specialty and look for some meaningful things from this site. I mean these questions have been answered on here by many people. There are, however, some general things about acute care, say med surg or tele that you can use:

I work Telemetry. Challenges: changing healthcare environment, juggling complex things: unstable patients, concerned family and patients, demands from every department. Those are all challenges, but the juggling of them is complex and takes time to master. Best part of job: the ability to care for people at their worst or scariest time is a privilege, as is having the skills to do so.

Not enough to complete an assignment but they are responses that apply to most specialties and can be elaborated on. Good luck!

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OrganizedChaos has 10 years experience as a LVN and specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab.

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I'm in 3 online summer sprint 6 week courses right now, which is the equivalent of 19 credit hours. I work full time and have children. I knew I had a paper due, however I didn't know it had an interview component because I was so busy doing my assignments for my other courses and working. I emailed every nurse I know but it is very last minute so I posted on here as a back-up in case no one could get back to me. I'm a Junior nursing student with a 3.96 GPA. It was an honest mistake, had I known there was an interview component I would have contacted nurses sooner. I have received responses from nurses I know in real life and completed the assignment, but this was unnecessarily harsh.

No one was harsh, they were honest. You cannot prove we are nurses just because we are posting on a forum called AllNurses. We could be trolls & really truck drivers or waiters. The best options for papers like this is always to talk to people in person.

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I'm in 3 online summer sprint 6 week courses right now, which is the equivalent of 19 credit hours. I work full time and have children. I knew I had a paper due, however I didn't know it had an interview component because I was so busy doing my assignments for my other courses and working. I emailed every nurse I know but it is very last minute so I posted on here as a back-up in case no one could get back to me. I'm a Junior nursing student with a 3.96 GPA. It was an honest mistake, had I known there was an interview component I would have contacted nurses sooner. I have received responses from nurses I know in real life and completed the assignment, but this was unnecessarily harsh.

I don't see it as being harsh at all.

My last semester of nursing school, I was forced to also pull a full load in my bachelors program. That came out to 27 credits for ONE semester PLUS practicum. I also have 4 children to take care of.

I didn't miss any assignments, or even got below a B.

Why? Because I managed my time and stayed on top of everything. That's what the PPs were trying to get across to you.

Stop making excuses and work on your time management skills.

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One of my RN peers in school told me she always made everything up to provide the instructors what they wanted to hear so she could get her customary A's.

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Really find it kinda annoying and obnoxious that people take the time to point out the obvious (homework assignment - and last minute), as if the original poster was not already aware of the situation. If you don't want to help then don't comment, but no need to judge and discipline people about being late for assignment, etc....

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OrganizedChaos has 10 years experience as a LVN and specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab.

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Really find it kinda annoying and obnoxious that people take the time to point out the obvious (homework assignment - and last minute), as if the original poster was not already aware of the situation. If you don't want to help then don't comment, but no need to judge and discipline people about being late for assignment, etc....

When you find a way to control comments from other people (in life & online), let me know.

Until then, people have the right to voice their opinion the same way you did. If you don't like it, just don't comment or view those comments.

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OrganizedChaos has 10 years experience as a LVN and specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab.

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One of my RN peers in school told me she always made everything up to provide the instructors what they wanted to hear so she could get her customary A's.

*face palm*

That is *so* scary in *so* many ways.

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*face palm*

That is *so* scary in *so* many ways.

If the instructors were ever on to her, they certainly never let on during class. They always treated her as if she was better than the majority of the class. But then she was, because she was one of the practicing RNs in the program. I found her to be pragmatic. It had never occurred to me to be creative in my assignments, and I found them to be just as "make work baloney" as she did.

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