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Questions for all nurses!!

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Hi, hope you are having a great day/night! I want to know more about the nursing community. If you could help answer some of my questions that would be great.

  • Where do you work? Hospital, Retirement home, Travel?
  • Why did you choose to become a nurse?
  • What is your routine as a nurse?
  • What traits do you believe are essential to becoming a nurse?
  • What do you think are pros and cons to being a nurse?
  • What do you not like about being a nurse?
  • Advice for pre nursing students like myself?

If you work/have worked at a retirement home...

  • What is your routine as a nurse there?
  • How does it differ from other environments you've worked?

Thank you so much for taking your time to read/answer my questions. Sorry for typos. :cat:

Is this for a school assignment in which you are required to interview a nurse?

Yes. I was supposed to observe/interview a nurse today, but she was sick. Comment

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

Yes. I was supposed to observe/interview a nurse today, but she was sick. Comment

How can you observe a nurse through the Internet? I'm sure your instructor did not give you this assignment to interview people over the Internet. You need to go out & engage with real nurses where you live. There is no way you can validate whether the person answering your questions is really a nurse or a truck driver who is really bored. I'm sure you can find another nurse to interview.

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 10 years medical. Has 42 years experience.

How can you observe a nurse through the Internet? I'm sure your instructor did not give you this assignment to interview people over the Internet. You need to go out & engage with real nurses where you live. There is no way you can validate whether the person answering your questions is really a nurse or a truck driver who is really bored. I'm sure you can find another nurse to interview.

Oh come on now, OrganizedChaos & Company!

Just answer the questions! Like I did!

Where do you work?

Wrongway Regional Medical Center

Why did you choose to become a nurse?

I didn't have the brains to be a rocket scientist or the grace of a ballerina.

What is your routine as a nurse?

My routine is avoiding routine.

What traits do you believe are essential to becoming a nurse?

Traits which are essential to becoming a nurse are posessing traits which are essential.

What do you think are pros and cons to being a nurse?

The pros of being a nurse are being profound and the cons are that people are always saying to me "Confound it, Dave!".

What do you not like about being a nurse?

Having to answer the question "What do you not like about being a nurse?"

Advice for pre nursing students like myself?

Be able to tell the difference between good advice and bad advice, so you won't need any advice!

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

Oh come on now, OrganizedChaos & Company!

Just answer the questions! Like I did!

Where do you work?

Wrongway Regional Medical Center

Why did you choose to become a nurse?

I didn't have the brains to be a rocket scientist or the grace of a ballerina.

What is your routine as a nurse?

My routine is avoiding routine.

What traits do you believe are essential to becoming a nurse?

Traits which are essential to becoming a nurse are posessing traits which are essential.

What do you think are pros and cons to being a nurse?

The pros of being a nurse are being profound and the cons are that people are always saying to me "Confound it, Dave!".

What do you not like about being a nurse?

Having to answer the question "What do you not like about being a nurse?"

Advice for pre nursing students like myself?

Be able to tell the difference between good advice and bad advice, so you won't need any advice!

Oh we all know that's a lie! You are just as graceful as a ballerina. I'm sure the tutu was very flattering on you.

Aveo, once you realize that the professor who assigned you this project is reading this thread, you may wish to reconsider your choice of collecting unverifiable information from an internet forum rather than following the intent of the assignment and interviewing a live nurse.

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

Moved to nursing student assistance forum

Go find a real nurse. They're all over the place-- just make a phone call.

Mavrick, BSN, RN

Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU. Has 30 years experience.

I feel particularly qualified to answer these questions because I've been a truck driver in addition to being a nurse.

BUT because I believe there is more to be gained from interviewing an IRL nurse I will refrain from imparting nonsense over an open channel on the internet.

Good luck, OP, with finding the nugget of wisdom in these posts.

Astute pick up, vanilla bean, on seeing through this "I want to know more about the nursing community".

How can you observe a nurse through the Internet?

my first thought after reading this line was that nurses should always be observed in their natural habitat, and not an artificial one like a coffee shop lol! Be sure to observe the Wild Nurse as she tears down the hall from the med room, Ativan in hand, towards the shrieking patient in Room 321B. Or see her as she forages for food on night shift in the patient pantry, cleverly combining crackers and peanut butter in an effort to sustain her until morning!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

These assignments are difficult for nursing students to finish. They usually have no contact with hospitals and we all know that hospitals frown upon strangers wandering around the facility.

OP. I would call your local high school for the school nurses. I would check at the local drug store clinics or urgent cares in your area. You can also check with the RED cross or your local board of health or senior center for a nurse to interview. I would even check with your PCP for their nurse...just be sure it is a nurse and not a med tech.

These assignments are meant to take you out of your comfort zone to talk to a complete stranger. The interview process of a complete stranger and get personal information from them is an important nursing assessment tool. Much can be seen with non verbal communication from your patient. This skill is as important as learning how to take a blood pressure or start an IV.