Registered Nurse (RN)
(Female, Age 24) from Montvale, NJ
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Registered Nurse (RN)
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career
|0 / 10
|0 / 10
|0 / 10
|0 / 10
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Hackensack University Medical Center – large NYC metro area hospital, employing +8,000 employees. I work as an ER nurse.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I work as an ER nurse. I medicate & manage patients in varying degrees of acuity, triage patients, and perform varying nursing procedures
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
6 weeks paid vacation, paid sick-time, QualCare/delta dental health insurance, 401K
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work with many different people on a daily basis collaborating on medical care. I like this collaboration as it enhances patient care.
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.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 5
Level of Responsibility: 8
The Actual Work: 6
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am
|6am to 7am
|7am to 8am
|Arrive at work. Take report from the night shift.
|8am to 9am
|Assess my patients, manage new patients if applicable (insert IV & draw blood work, medicate patient, monitor patient, send patient for testing)
|9am to 10am
|10am to 11am
|dispense 10 AM meds (between 9AM – 11AM)
|11am to 12pm
|12pm to 1pm
|manage patients, accept new patients depending on patient volume
|1pm to 2pm
|dispense specific 2PM heart medicine if applicable, chart on patients
|2pm to 3pm
|give report to the evening shift, finish charting
|3pm to 4pm
|4pm to 5pm
|5pm to 6pm
|6pm to 7pm
|7pm to 8pm
|8pm to 9pm
|9pm to 10pm
|10pm to 11pm
|11pm to 12am
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
submitted resume to HR
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes, I interviewed with the hospital nurse recruiter and then with the department nurse manager in an individual setting.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
what can i offer the workplace? what are my strengths/weaknesses? why do i want to work in the ER?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, i had a 3 month orientation to the unit where I shadowed another nurse and she essentially taught me the policies/regulations of the facility & advanced nursing techniques
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
bachelor’s degree in nursing – 4 year college degree
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
very well. my collegiate program extensively prepared me for passing the state boards & learning essential nursing information
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
yes, incredibly. it was an invaluable experience.
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
As a student, I would suggest for them to get a job working as a student nurse intern, where they learn to chart, perform some nursing skills, and get a better sense of the work environment. This would give the student a better idea as to what area of nursing they would like to pursue.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
They should be compassionate, responsible, have good team work, and can perform well in a fast paced environment. They should also have good critical thinking skills.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes, minimum of associate’s degree. Bachelor’s degree recommended
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Hard work, perseverance, thick skin
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes, i am gaining invaluable experience in the ER, which will assist me in my overall career goal of becoming a more experienced nurse
What are your current career goals?
I am pursuing a master’s degree at UMDNJ for family nurse practitioner. I am working towards becoming more autonomous in the medical profession.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1
|performing errands in the hospital setting (ex: transporting paperwork & blood product)
|Prior Job 2
|shadowing an RN who taught me how to chart, medicate & monitor a patient, triage patients, etc.
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.4
|BSN – nursing
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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