RN nurses I really need help on an assignment please!


Hello everyone I am currently taking a statistics course and I have a group assignment that requires a bit of information about four tasks an RN nurse does in a 12hr shift and how much time is spent on those tasks. I don't know any nurses in person and the assignment asks to do a form of an interview with someone in this profession but since I came across this site recently I'm hoping someone here will be able to help me out. I would really appreciate any help you guys can give me.

nursej22, MSN, RN

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Specializes in Public Health, TB. Has 38 years experience.

Survey Monkey allows you to create simple surveys for free. I am sure if you post some sample questions, some AN folks will offer help.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.

Welcome to Allnurses.com!

I'm positive your instructor wants you to interview a nurse in-person in your local community. You cannot verify our credentials online. You cannot be certain anyone who replies to your request is actually a nurse.

Be mindful that this is the world wide web, where people adopt alter egos all the time and pretend to be whatever they want to be under the cloak of anonymity.

In-person interviews are necessary for networking, cultivating your interpersonal skills, and intermingling with people in real life. Good luck to you!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.

Thread has been moved to the Pre-nursing student forum.

nurseprnRN, BSN, RN

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Part of your faculty's reason for giving you this assignment is to get you to go out there and speak to an RN face to face. A big email blast is not a substitute for shoe leather. AN is not Google. ;)

See, in nursing, you have to learn to speak to a lot of people you would not otherwise encounter; you might find yourself out of your comfort zone. This is part of nursing, a huge part. An anonymous respondent online, well, you don't really know who we are, do you? We could be the truck driving guy living next door for all you know.

So if all you do about learning new things is "Go to the keyboard and hit send," then you are limiting your chances of actual learning a valuable skill you will need all your working life. Also, your faculty will not be impressed by your citation of an anonymous nurse on the internet.

That said: Where will you find a nurse? Think outside the (computer) box.

Local hospital: go to the staff development/inservice education office and ask one of them. They value education and will be happy to chat or to hook you up with someone who is.

Go to the public health department downtown. They're in the phone book. Ditto.

Go to the local school and ask to speak to a school nurse. Or your college health clinic. Ditto.

Go to a local clinic / physician/NP office. Ditto.

Go to the local jail and ask to speak to the nurse there. Ditto.

One of the really cool things about doing this assignment is that you will find that there are MANY MANY different ways to fill 12 hours for an RN. Take me, for example-- I don't work in a hospital at all, and I've been working all day, and I do things like read records, coordinate care, do patient teaching, research costs, help patients with navigating the health care maze, edit other people's writing, and run an editorial board. And I let the neighbor's dog out to pee and bought a birthday card. :)

Notice all of these say, "Go to..." and not "Email..." Remember that part about meeting new people face to face and comfort zone.