Short online interview help desired. Please read.

Specialties Research


Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this! I am currently doing an internship practicum for my college, Ferris State University, and have chosen to investigate the nursing field as I am hoping to go into it. has an amazing variety of nurses which I could not hope to find in my area of rural Michigan and I hope to tap into this variety by asking you to consider taking this interview.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could take the time to answer these questions. All information will be kept strictly confidential and only used qualitatively to help give me a better understanding of the different areas of nursing. If you could simply reply to this post that you would be answering them, and later email me your response it would be great.

The email address to which the answers can be sent is: [email protected]

Personal motivation and influences

1.Why did you decide to go into nursing?

2.Who has been the greatest influence on your choice to become a nurse?

3.Have you ever regretted going into nursing? If you could change your career path, what would you go into?

4.Do any of your family work in the medical field? Has this influenced your decision to go into nursing?

Schooling and certification

5.What branch or specialty of nursing have you chosen to go into? When I refer to 'nursing' after this, I am referring to your field specifically.

6.What is your current title?

7.What did you have to do in order to become a nurse?

8.What was the hardest part of trying to become qualified as a nurse?

9.What was the easiest part?

10.Do you think your schooling adequately prepared you for the challenges of being a nurse?

11.What are a few things you think someone coming into the field should be aware of?

12.What kind of student were you throughout your schooling?

13.Were you a member of any clubs, groups, or organizations while attending school? If so, did they help you become a nurse?

Job satisfaction

14.How long have you been in your field? Do you see yourself staying in the nursing field until you retire?

15.Did you struggle to find a job?

16.Have you changed employers since you began your nursing career?

17.What are some of the things you find most rewarding about your job as a nurse?

18.What are some of the things you dislike or find burdensome?

19.Can you tell me what your weekly hours and shifts are like?

20.Are you comfortable with your income as a nurse? Do you find yourself with enough disposable income to have the fun you'd like to have?

21.Do you think your job keeps you from your family more than it should? Are you happy with the amount of time you have to spend with them?

22.Was your perception about nursing changed after becoming a nurse? Why or why not?

Individual questions

23.Do you think that nurses are still in demand and will remain in demand?

24.How do you feel about the new healthcare bill?

25.Is there anything I haven't asked you that you think I should have?

Thank you so much if you are willing to respond, even if you do not I appreciate you taking the time to read the request.

Joe Miles

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