Jump to content

Role of the nurse

Shanagins Shanagins (New) New

I have to interview several nurses in different settings for a paper in one of my nursing classes. I was wondering if you could answer a few questions for me. I need to know how much value you attach to the following roles, and how much time you are able to devote to them. The roles are: caregiver, communicator, teacher/educator, counselor, leader, researcher, advocate, and collaborator. If you could answer these questions for me I'd appreciate it. Thank you very much for your time. -Shannon Gasho

Ruby Vee, BSN

Specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching. Has 40 years experience.

Sounds like a homework assignment -- I think you'd be better served by going out and interviewing several nurses.

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

Moved to Nursing Student Assistance for more response.


Specializes in ER trauma, ICU - trauma, neuro surgical. Has 10 years experience.

You're probably not going to get any responses because nursing interviews should be done face-to face. Sorry :(

I thought I would try. The only nurses I know are at my clinical site, and we are not allowed to call or visit if we are not in clinicals (which I don't go back to until after the paper is due) I thought this would be a helpful website for me.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community!

It's not that we don't like to help but these interviews are meant to take you out of your comfort zone and in front of another person. The interview process is one that is used by every nurse everyday. When a patient is admitted we must obtain important and personal information from a complete stranger and convince the patient that we are trustworthy enough to deserve them releasing such personal information.....a complete stranger. Obtaining verbal and non verbal cues are important to this process and that can only be obtained by experience.....especially in this electronic device age.

Go to your local school nurses. Call make an appointment. Go to the local urgent care and set up a time. Go to the local CVS type minute clinics and speak to someone there. Call the local hospitals. Speak to the CNO or nurse managers if a time can be set up with any nurses. Call your OBGYN or PCP and speak to someone there...try your child's pediatrician (if you have children) office nurses.

As far as an internet web site being helpful to you......I am not so sure your instructors want an interview from someone who may or may not be a nurse. Allnurses, while I believe has mostly honest nurses, has non nursing personnel that visit/belong to this site and while it is a violation of the Terms of Service to say you have a degree in nursing when you don't there is no way for you to verify if it is really a nurse you are speaking to.

I wish you the very best on your nursing journey!



Specializes in LTC.

You might want to try contacting nurses in your primary's office. You may also want to try the school nurses from your high school (assuming that you're a recent grad and live close by). If you have kids (siblings?) in school, you could try contacting their school nurses. You may need to be flexible scheduling time with them.

Hope this helps.