Need Help for Nurse Interview


Hello everyone!

I am looking for a nurse who has worked for a number of years and is willing to answer the following questions for a paper I need to write. As stipulated by guidelines, the nurse must have at least a bachelor's degree and if at all possible is not a Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Anesthetist. I know it's a lot but I could really use your help. If you are willing, THANK YOU so much! :redbeathe Here are the questions:

1. Demographic Information:

  • What is the nurse's gender, age, and thnicity?
  • How long have they been a nurse?
  • What is their educational preparation in nursing?
  • Do they have any special certifications?
  • Do they belong to any professional nursing organizations?

2. What type of setting (e.g. pediatrics, Intensive Care, community health, medical-surgical) do you practice in? What other type of settings have you practiced in? Which setting has been your favorite and why?

3. Why did you become a nurse?

4. What do you believe are the advantages of choosing a career in nursing?

5. What do you believe are the disadvantages of choosing a career in nursing?

6. How has nursing changed since you became a nurse?

7. What are your professional goals for the next five years?

8. What are the most important issues facing the nursing profession right now?

9. Describe an incident in your nursing career that caused you to question your decision to become a nurse.

10. Describe an incident in your nursing career that provided you with the most professional and/or personal gratification.

Specializes in Psychiatry. Has 14 years experience.

I think it would be more convenient for the NURSE/interviewee if you did an in-person interview. Then YOU could write/type their responses to your questions instead of them.

I don't know of too many people who have a lot of time to sit down and type out answers for each of your questions.

Good luck to you!



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I would have loved to (and actually wanted to) do that but a) I don't know any nurses who are still practicing (my mom has been retired for over a decade) and b) due to my job I am unable to arrange an interview with someone. I've posted on this site before and came across previous students in my same situation and was hoping that someone would be willing to help. As previously mentioned, I knew that it was a lot to be asking, but I was trying to remain hopeful :sniff:.