Interview Help Needed: What type of nurse are you and what exactly do you do?

  1. I'm trying to gather more information about the nursing profession. Answering any of the following question would be great! Thank you!

    1. What type of nurse are you?

    2. What degree/schooling do you have?

    3. What do you do on a typical shift?

    4. What do you like/dislike about your job?

    Thank you.
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    1. What type of nurse are you?
    I'm a bedside floor nurse at an acute rehabilitation hospital.

    2. What degree/schooling do you have?
    I have a diploma of vocational nursing (LVN) and an associates degree in nursing (RN).

    3. What do you do on a typical shift?
    I assess patients, administer medications, perform wound care, remove staples and sutures, give blood products, initiate intravenous therapy, assist with ambulation and balance, perform urinary catheter care, complete tracheostomy care, administer oxygen, maintain feeding tubes, report changes in condition, and basically do things to help patients restore their lost function.

    4. What do you like/dislike about your job?
    I like the flexibility and the fact that I do not work five days per week for a full paycheck. I dislike the interpersonal aspects of the job, such as dealing with hostile family members and gossiping coworkers.
  4. by   VickyRN
    Moved to Nursing Student Assistance Forum, as more appropriate for this sort of inquiry
  5. by   Esme12
    Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community.

    I believe that the assignment to interview a nurse means to interview someone face to face. The interview process is a vital tool in the nursing process and it requires it to be face to face. This is an anonymous site, and while reliable, you still have no way of knowing of it really is a nurse answering the questions.

    There are many places to interview nurses. You can call you PCP office, local Dept of health, local schools, and some outpatient mini clinics like CVS....and free standing urgent care facilities.

    The whole process of stepping out of your comfort zone to ask a complete stranger to talk about a personal issue and to trust you enough to give you that the assignment. The nursing interview is one of the most important skills a nurse must posses for in the admission interview process a nurse obtains valuable information that cannot other wise be obtained just by reading a patients body language during response. You need to become comfortable in talking with complete strangers....that is the purpose of the assignment. It is my personal belief that online interviews do not fulfill this process.

    I wish you the best on your nursing journey.