NEED HELP!!! an interview for RNs



I am currently persuing my RN-BSN online through Western Governors University. As one of my first assignments I am required to ask a series of interviews questions to a group of five Registered nurses, one who specializes in education, one in administration, one who works the floor, one involved in clinical research, and an FNP. I understand that your time is precious and you may not be able to help me. I am sending this email to a large group of people, hoping I will have some luck. Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day.


Interview Questions:

1. Discuss how you utilize and value the knowledge of other disciplines to solve patient care problems. What team members are you most often engaged with, and what is the unique expertise of each?

2. Describe how you demonstrate appropriate teambuilding and collaborative strategies when working with interprofessional teams.

3. How do you see care applied within your particular nursing practice situation?

4. Describe the roles of different nurses (e.g., clinical nurse specialist, nurse executive, bedside nurse) in promoting safe and quality outcomes of care for diverse populations.

5. Describe how you apply quality improvement processes to implement patient safety initiatives and monitor outcomes. How are nurse-sensitive indicators monitored in your institution?

6. Describe how nurses facilitate patient-centered care in your institution and practice. How are patient-centered care and advocacy similar to and different from each other?

7. Describe a situation in your practice in which you could see that the principles of ethics, professional nursing standards, altruism, and human dignity affected your nursing practice or a specific outcome.

8. Describe a patient care initiative in your organization that improved outcomes and enhanced cost effectiveness in care delivery

9. Describe how nursing research has improved or changed a particular aspect of patient care in your institution. How is the research project different from quality improvement activities?

10. Describe how information technology and patient data are used in your institution for ethical, effective clinical decision making and how patient confidentiality is protected.

11. Describe a particular situation in which you have been involved with the roles and responsibilities of a major healthcare regulatory agency that affected patient care quality, workplace safety, healthcare reimbursement, or the scope of nursing practice.

12. Compare nursing practice roles for the registered nurse, clinical nurse leader, advanced practice registered nurse, and clinical nurse specialist in your clinical setting. Describe specific differences in their duties, knowledge, and abilities.

Has 33 years experience.

Dayumm! This is a dissertation, not an interview. Good luck with this. Seems quite lengthy . I would "ghost write" the interviews.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 43 years experience.

There are also other ways to interview people.........In person.

A huge part of nursing is the interview process and it is not electronic. The face to face process is a valuable tool to gaining insight to your patient and their issues. You can go to your town board of health nurse or school nurses. You can call a MD's office and set up an appoinment with the nurse practioner or go to CVS to interview their "Minute Clinic" nurse. Good Luck

Specializes in Mental Health, Medical Research, Periop.

Whoa yeah, these questions are rather lengthy. You may be more successful getting these answered in person. That way you can bring a tape recorder. GOOD LUCK on your assignment.

Specializes in Pediatrics.

I had to do that assingment through WGU, I tried to on allnurses, to find a nurse to interview, but the only way I was able to was through nurses that I worked with and even then it was a process, because the questions are long. One of the nurses that I interviewed, stated that she felt like she was back in school again in answering the questions.

Some things that helped was no all the questions apply to every position