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RN's, I would love to briefly interview you!

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Specializes in PACU, Case Management. Has 5 years experience.

Hi there!

I'm a student at Sierra College (working on my nursing prereqs) and I need to interview an RN for a class assignment. I will be sharing your answers with my fellow students.

If I just type my questions here, please feel free to answer them! I hope it won't take up much of your precious time. Thank you very much in advance!!

1. What schools(s) did you go to?

2. List of job(s)/duties (just your current job is ok)

3. Income (only if you feel comfortable with this) Otherwise, please try and give me a ballpark figure.

4. Why did you decide to become a nurse?

5. Your favorite thing about being a nurse.

6. What you don't like about being a nurse (if anything!)

That's it! Thanks again!:rolleyes:

Hi there!

I'm a student at Sierra College (working on my nursing prereqs) and I need to interview an RN for a class assignment. I will be sharing your answers with my fellow students.

If I just type my questions here, please feel free to answer them! I hope it won't take up much of your precious time. Thank you very much in advance!!

1. What schools(s) did you go to?

2. List of job(s)/duties (just your current job is ok)

3. Income (only if you feel comfortable with this) Otherwise, please try and give me a ballpark figure.

4. Why did you decide to become a nurse?

5. Your favorite thing about being a nurse.

6. What you don't like about being a nurse (if anything!)

That's it! Thanks again!:rolleyes:

Hi

I'm Mike. I'll answer your questions

1.I went to Universty of Connecticut ,Wesconn Branch

2. I'm a night nurse in a geriatric faclity obviously i give out some meds, but as an rn i do all the ivs for my facility(california does not permit LPN's to hang or start IV's)An hour or two of stupid paperwork, Stock the Medrooms and the medcarts and see and chart on 15 or so patients than another med pass at 0500.

3.over 35 an hour

4. After my first round of college i decided i didnt like teaching and went back to school. I decided to become a nurse because i was very idealistic...I thought that it was the right thing to do. I was very lucky in that I fell in love with it.

5.I'm Helping people

6. People who demean nursing. ADMINISTRATORS and other professions

Lilme04

Specializes in PACU, Case Management. Has 5 years experience.

Thanks Mike!:chuckle

Hi there!

I'm a student at Sierra College (working on my nursing prereqs) and I need to interview an RN for a class assignment. I will be sharing your answers with my fellow students.

If I just type my questions here, please feel free to answer them! I hope it won't take up much of your precious time. Thank you very much in advance!!

1. What schools(s) did you go to?

2. List of job(s)/duties (just your current job is ok)

3. Income (only if you feel comfortable with this) Otherwise, please try and give me a ballpark figure.

4. Why did you decide to become a nurse?

5. Your favorite thing about being a nurse.

6. What you don't like about being a nurse (if anything!)

That's it! Thanks again!:rolleyes:

1. I went to a community college and graduated with a diploma. I was a RPN and went to school for 13 months straight to get my RN

2. I work in a prison and look after inmates with mental health issues both Axis 1 and 2 diagnosis' and issues such as addictions and anger control programs. I do meds, assess health concerns, supervise meals, showers. I also do rounds to make sure that everyone is still there. I also spend a lot of time working with the inmates to point out inappropriate behaviour and do lots of paperwork.We also do programs about things like medications and symptoms of mental illness.

4. I became a nurse to work with the public and make a decent living.

3. I make 22.44 as a first year RN

5.My favourite thing about being a nurse is seeing people get better esp. from a psychiatric point of view since I like psychiatry.

6. I don't enjoy dealing with difficult families who take away from time that could be spent with the clients. I guess that's why I like working in a prison. I am also saddened by seeing the number of people with diseases such as Hep C and drug addictions. Tell your kids say NO!!!!!!!!!!!! to drugs.

Hello! I'd be happy to answer your questions.

1. I went to the University of Charleston in Charleston, WV.

2. I am currently a case mgr RN with Hospice. I have a case load of 7-12 patients and make home visits. We manage symptoms such as pain, constipation, shortness of breath, etc.

3. In the ballpark of $22.00 per hour (been an RN for 8yrs). The hospitals here pay a little bit more. I took a pay cut to work for hospice. And would do it again in a minute!!

4. I always knew I wanted to be a nurse, no question.

5. I enjoy being able to make death less scary for patients and their families.

6. For years I worked in a hospital and had to work every other weekend and alot of holidays. YUCK! I didn't think much about the schedule before becoming a nurse and I guess that was the worst part of being one.

mcmike55

Specializes in surgical, emergency. Has 40 years experience.

Hi there!

I'm a student at Sierra College (working on my nursing prereqs) and I need to interview an RN for a class assignment. I will be sharing your answers with my fellow students.

If I just type my questions here, please feel free to answer them! I hope it won't take up much of your precious time. Thank you very much in advance!!

1. What schools(s) did you go to?

2. List of job(s)/duties (just your current job is ok)

3. Income (only if you feel comfortable with this) Otherwise, please try and give me a ballpark figure.

4. Why did you decide to become a nurse?

5. Your favorite thing about being a nurse.

6. What you don't like about being a nurse (if anything!)

That's it! Thanks again!:rolleyes:

Here's my two cents worth:

1) I went to Ohio University, both for my AD and my BSN.

2) I am a staff nurse in surgery. I'm primarily a circulator, but do scrub some when time and staffing permit. I'm also the laser safety officer, and I float to ED as needed.

3) Salary, around 45 to 40 K a year. Depending on time off, OT, etc

4) My mother was a nurse, I kind of grew up in the hospital in the early 60's, met different people in different hospital related jobs. Just seemed like the thing to do, I really do like helping people. (did I mention I'm a trauma junkie??) :rotfl:

5) Getting someone through a procedure, and them saying "that wasn't so bad" or "it was just like you said". Again, just helping someone.

6) Long hours. People constantly changing the rules, or adding to the already lengthy list of things I have to do.

Lilme04

Specializes in PACU, Case Management. Has 5 years experience.

Thanks!! :)

1. I went to a community college and graduated with a diploma. I was a RPN and went to school for 13 months straight to get my RN

2. I work in a prison and look after inmates with mental health issues both Axis 1 and 2 diagnosis' and issues such as addictions and anger control programs. I do meds, assess health concerns, supervise meals, showers. I also do rounds to make sure that everyone is still there. I also spend a lot of time working with the inmates to point out inappropriate behaviour and do lots of paperwork.We also do programs about things like medications and symptoms of mental illness.

4. I became a nurse to work with the public and make a decent living.

3. I make 22.44 as a first year RN

5.My favourite thing about being a nurse is seeing people get better esp. from a psychiatric point of view since I like psychiatry.

6. I don't enjoy dealing with difficult families who take away from time that could be spent with the clients. I guess that's why I like working in a prison. I am also saddened by seeing the number of people with diseases such as Hep C and drug addictions. Tell your kids say NO!!!!!!!!!!!! to drugs.

Lilme04

Specializes in PACU, Case Management. Has 5 years experience.

I just wanted to say thanks to everybody for answering me (and so fast too!)

I'm going to have fun sharing all your info in class. I am so looking forward to actually getting into a program, but I still have at least 2 years before I finish my prereqs!

Thanks again, I hope to keep in touch!:)

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