Registered Nurse (Female, Age 52) in arnold, MO

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleRegistered Nurse
Salary$12,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week
Company Size(not answered)
Locationarnold, MO
Years Experience12 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
private duty/ home health self employed

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
nursing to homebound patients

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
satisfaction

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
love my work, hours vary.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
patients homes.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 4
Benefits: 1
Hours: 4
Co-Workers: 8
Supervisors: 8
Job Title: 1
Level of Responsibility: 1
The Actual Work: 1

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
college

What was the application process?
applied to be accepted in the program

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
no, self employed, spoke to each patient and let them decide if they wanted me to provide quality of life in their later years…

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
very comfortable, whatever they want to know…

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
college was sufficient, but beginning in the field, really taught me more, people are all different and you have to think on your feet stat….

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
college training, graduated at the top of my class, loved it! it was what i wanted to do…

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
defintely

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
yes, it made me realize i did not want to do hospital work…too many patients, not enough time to do what i was trained for, thus my penchant for one on one caregiving

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
be honest about how important and satisfying for both me and the patient.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
compassion, time, patience, and most importantly good at what you do, ie..assessing and following up to give quality of life….they are so grateful as i am for the experience.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
have empathy and compassion, be dedicated to what you do…for the education, get your prereqisties out of the way first, dont overload so you cant absorb what makes a good nurse…..

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
i would like to do it as long as i can

What are your current career goals?
no changes, very happy with my current status

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
there is such a need for nurses due to the baby boomers, it is very, very satisfying if one does it because it is what make them happy and productive instead of focusing on the money alone

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1RN12 yrsp/t 20 kcaring for elderly patients, gereatric specialist to allow them support to remain in their homes and have quality of life…so important to so many
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:4

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.986st. louis community collegeassocates degree applied science
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
*same as above*

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