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Interview with a nurse

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by ardubose9 ardubose9 (New) New

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Hello all, I would really appreciate if a nurse would help me out. I need to do an interview for a nurse and write a paper on it. The interview would probably take no more than 10 minutes, but its like no one has 10 minutes to give me. My teacher even extended the deadline for the assignment for me. Please, please help.

1. Name

2. Organization or agency name -

3. position/title

4. Major healthcare problem where you work

5. What makes it a problem?

6. cause of the problem?

7. how often does it occur?

8. signs and symptoms?

9. common treatments?

10. prognosis

If you do not have all the answers to these questions, that is fine. I really need to know what the major health problems is though.

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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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If you do not personally know a nurse I'm sure there are hospitals, clinics, doctors offices or LTC centers in your area you can call or stop by to interview a nurse.

Even though this website is called All Nurses there are many times people sign up who are not nurses. It is the internet & doesn't take much for someone to pretend to be someone they are not.

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Generally, the purpose of these assignments are to get you out there and talking to real people that you can verify are nurses. That isn't possible on a website such as this where people are anonymous (and wish to stay so, which means very few would even be willing to answer those first few questions). As a nurse, you are going to have to communicate face to face with people you don't know. This is a perfect opportunity to practice this. Check with the local public health department, your child's school, local hospitals, the resources are out there. Additionally, it's sometimes not what you know but who you know that helps you get a job- this is also a chance for you to get out there and start networking.

Edited by Rose_Queen
How does you become Lyon, autocorrect?

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Both of you have a point, but the problem with going to a facility is that those people are working. That is the problem with everyone I have tried to contact; they are too busy

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SionainnRN has 5 years experience and specializes in Emergency Room, Trauma ICU.

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Both of you have a point, but the problem with going to a facility is that those people are working. That is the problem with everyone I have tried to contact; they are too busy

Well you wouldn't be interviewing them while they are working. You need to contact these places and see if anyone would be willing to meet with you, say for coffee, and answer a few questions. How long did you know about this project? Who are your classmates talking to?

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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Call the nurse education or staff development department. Try the nurse at your local walk in clinic. Health department nurses are often willing to make time for a student. I know the private duty and home health agencies I work for the clinical nursing supervisors would gladly schedule an interview. Try your local school nurse. Don't just show up, make an appointment. Be sure to thank them for their time (so many forget how far a simple thank you will go)

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Thank you all so much. I went ahead and called some hospitals in my area and after being referred about 7 times, someone finally helped me out

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ardubose9, you'll soon be getting used to doing A LOT of legwork, and find yourself doing repeated phone calls, emails, whatever it takes to get what you need done with a program such as nursing. It's enough to make you crazy, but with any luck, it also will make you a great candidate for the NCLEX-RN!

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