1. I have been a nurse for six years now; I graduated from Cisco College and became a LUN in 2012. I decided to further my career by going back to school.
2. Two years ago, I got promoted to RN case manager from the RN II position. This meant that I had less direct patient care with the ladies that I work with. I became more familiar with them by attending meetings with multiple departments. I had been assisting the former case manager and it made my transition quicker than for most nurses. I was actually given a large binder and I had to do one session with my supervisor to learn new paperwork that I would be responsible for. The session only took the afternoon and I was on my own. Later I was instructed to call with questions.
3. No, I have never quit a job. My first job was here at Absslc as a UN and I got promoted up to RN case manager at the same facility.
4. The first reason why I work here is that I love what I do. I love the feeling of accomplishment I get from helping the ladies I work with. I have also seen personal growth in most of the ladies and that motivates me a lot. Secondly, I like to work here because it is a great environment to learn. Our physicians love to spend time explaining any questions we may have regarding our patients. Additionally, we have some unique doctors that you don’t see much of in other settings. Finally, I love the teamwork that we have at this facility. If there is ever a problem everyone comes together and fix the problem so that our patients have the best care with the least disruptions. I couldn’t work here without my team. Yes, I do see myself here in 5 years. As a matter of fact, I want to retire in this institution.
5. I would like to stay in this position for a few more years until I feel that I have mastered it. I think I would then like to move up to the QA position where I could help everyone learn what I have learned here.
6. As a new nurse, it is important to always ask questions. A good nurse knows the answers but a great nurse knows there is always something more to learn and you don’t learn by not asking. No one will ever look down on you for trying to learn. There are so many different areas of nursing you will never know everything.
7. according to the spring 2015 student engagement insights survey, there were 83% who planned on getting full-time employment after graduation and 23% wanted to further their education. The first thing that I will do after graduating is to start looking for a job. Once I secure a permanent job, I will save some money and go back to school to further my education.
8. My biggest take away from the interview is that it is possible for one to get a job and move up the ladder if they work hard. I also learned that it is necessary to ask questions if one wants to proceed with their career.
9. nursing transitioning to real-world practice face a lot of challenges. The biggest challenge is the increase in the number of patients who have complex conditions (Linda & Kendal, 2016). Nurses go through a lot of stress during the transition. The new nurses have to manage the patients and their personal relationships with family members. Without any supportive relationship, the nurses can feel overwhelmed and suffer from anxiety.
Engagement insights. (2015). 2015 Annual report. survey findings on the quality of undergraduate education. National survey of student engagement. Retrieved from http://nsse.indiana.edu/NSSE_2015_Results/pdf/NSSE_2015_Annual_Results.pdf
Hofler, L., & Thomas, K. (2016). Transition of new graduate nurses to the workforce challenges and solutions in the changing health care environment. North Carolina medical journal, 77(2), 133-136.