NR393 Course Project Phase 2:
Conversation With the Selected Nurse Template
Directions: Prior to completing this conversation, carefully review directions, tutorial, and rubric for this assignment. Replace “Name of Student” with your first and last name. Replace “Name of Selected Nurse” with Selected Nurse’s first and last name. Use exact words spoken by each person if using as a transcript. Highlighted italicized questions need to be stated exactly.
Selected Nurse States Verbal Permission for Conversation and Submission (25 points)
Karen (Student): Do you agree to this recorded conversation and submission to my instructor for grading purposes?
Margaret (Selected Nurse): Yes. I agree
Student Name: Javier
Student Introduction and Statement of Purpose
Javier: Hello, my name is Javier Hernandez Tamayo. I’m a student of Chamberlain University. I am here to conduct a nursing interview for submission to my instructor. I selected you as the Nurse I would like to interview since I have interacted with you before and know the quality of work you do. I would like to please request a few minutes of your time to complete this interview.
Selected Nurse Introduction
Annette Caravia: It’s okay. My name is Annette Caravia, Pediatric and Adult Oncology Nurse and Nurse Educator. It will be a pleasure to participate in your interview.
Selected Nurse States Verbal Permission for Conversation and Submission
Javier: Do you agree to this recorded conversation and submission to my instructor for grading purposes?
Annette Caravia: Yes, I agree.
Questions and Answers
Javier Tamayo: What are your favorite memories of nursing school from your student days?
Annette Caravia: My favorite memories from nursing school are tied to my connections with my peers and the interactive sessions I had with my coursemates and instructors.
Javier Tamayo: My favorite memories are the classes and the interactive anatomy sessions.
Annette Caravia: Yes, I remember how hard we studied, we had an study group and we all had very good grades, recognized by our instructors.
Javier Tamayo: How did your first year of RN practice compare to your nursing practice today?
Annette Caravia: my first year as an RN was somewhat scary because I was now responsible for patients while fresh out of school. I took this fear and turned it into a challenge and thought of the first year as phase 2 of my education. Then I switched my practice from pediatric to adults and it has been a tremendous experience. Now a day I am confident in my practice, the fear is no longer there but I feel that we have to continue practicing, studying and refreshing our skills every day.
Javier Tamayo: I agree with you. It’s safe to say nursing is a skill that has to be constantly improved as one progresses in their career.
Javier Tamayo: What were some nursing practices that you used in your earlier years that are no longer used today? Why are they no longer used?
Annette Caravia: When I entered nursing, most of the recording was done on paper, and record submissions were made manually. Currently, we use modern technology to make patient and staff records.
Javier Tamayo: the nursing profession has undoubtedly become more efficient in patient care due to the use of modern technology to provide care.
Javier Tamayo: How have specific persons or events significantly impacted your practice over the years?
Annette Caravia: Several events have changed my nursing care for patients. The staff I worked with during my first year as an RN was one of the most influential groups. They taught me the most efficient forms of care of the time—a skill I have constantly been improving.
Javier Tamayo: I have certainly seen how your professionalism has improved over the years I have known you.
Javier Tamayo: How have you impacted the nursing practice of others?
Annette Caravia: I always strive to ensure that I teach fresh RNs the most efficient way to provide patient care. As a clinical educator, I ensure that my students are well versed with the regulations for nursing practice while maximizing the skills they have acquired during their course.
Javier Tamayo: I can certainly back that information since I was one of your students, and you significantly impacted your students.
Annette Caravia: (laugh) I’m glad for that. The major achievement is the professional grow of my students.
Javier Tamayo: What contributions have you made to nursing in the areas of leadership, provision of care, and/or evidence-based practice?
Annette Caravia: it has not been easy, but I have been trying to improve my leadership skills, especially in my department. I suggested formulating departmental nursing regulations to ensure every nurse works for the best possible patient health outcomes. All these regulations were based on sound research in recent peer-reviewed nursing and oncology journals.
Javier Tamayo: What challenges in today’s nursing can be improved using lessons from the past?
Annette Caravia: Nursing challenges have changed significantly over the years. Nevertheless, the lessons learned over the years can be used to solve modern problems. Problems such as working long hours, shortage of nurses, and workplace hazards are some contemporary problems that can be solved using lessons from the past.
Javier Tamayo: nursing being a continuous career would make it clear that most modern problems can continue to be solved using lessons from the past.
Javier Tamayo: Who is your favorite famous Nurse from nursing history?
Annette Caravia: my favorite Nurse in history would be Florence Nightingale
Javier Tamayo: she was a real revolutionary.
Annette Caravia: from nursing history Nightingale is a model for nurses. I love to call my nurses students as “my Nightingales”.
Javier Tamayo: How do you use that famous Nurse’s examples in your own practice?
Annette Caravia: Florence stood for the strive for change when the change was warranted. I use her example to solve issues in my department by improvision and critical thinking.
Javier Hernandez Tamayo: nurses must be open to change for better health outcomes.
Javier Tamayo: Based on your nursing past, what advice would you give to the new Nurse today?
Annette Caravia: Advice I would give to a new nurse would be:
1. Do not be afraid to ask questions when unsure of something.
2. Call out those “experienced” nurses who bully or harass you
3. Every day as a nurse is a learning opportunity.
Javier Tamayo: That is some concrete advice. Not only for the new Nurse but also for those still in nursing school.
Javier Tamayo: We have come to the end of this interview, and I am grateful to you for sparing your time to have this interview and allowing me to record your responses and submit them. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to engage with you. I look forward to more interactive sessions with you in the future.
Optional – Annette Caravia: It was a pleasure. I’m glad to continue contributing in your nursing education.
Javier Tamayo: It is clear that the nursing career is challenging and has significantly advanced over the years. Having this interview with an experienced nurse has helped me see this journey through your eyes and expertise. We emphasized the nursing role under Florence Nightingale model and the need of our nursing skills. Thank you again for your time.
Annette Caravia: You welcome.