Interviewing a nurse.

It can be any current licensed nurse still practicing in any type of nursing (not a nursing student, a retired nurse or someone who left nursing to pursue

another career/profession). The goal is to gain insight into nursing practice today and how it has evolved.

Ask the interviewee the following questions:

  1. How long have you been a nurse?
  2. What health care delivery system do you work in?
  3. What historical, societal, political and/or economic events have had an impact on nursing practice?
  4. Since you became a nurse what is one major challenge you have faced in the delivery of quality patient care?
  5. Do you have any words of wisdom for a brand new nursing student to survive nursing school or the transition to nursing practice?

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