Occupational Profile Interview For A Nurse

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Occupational Profile Interview: Sarah Cook, RN, BSN, OCN Nursing is an emotionally, physically, and demanding profession. It truly takes a distinct individual to become a nurse, although, anyone could complete the course work and sit for the NCLEX exam to pass the licensure to become a nurse, with that being said, not everyone that completes the requirements to become a nurse will exhibit the quality nurses should. Nurses require empathy, compassion, knowledge of expertise, time management skills, superb communication and writing technique, and calmness amongst an emergency situation are beneficial attributes to possess. Sarah Cook, RN, BSN, OCN has been a nurse for over seven years, working inpatient oncology for four years and the last one …show more content…
When considering a career in nursing, one must possess certain abilities. Excellent communication and critical thinking skills, compassion, detail orientated, leadership, common sense just to list a few are significant to a career in nursing. Most nurse practitioners work 40 hour weeks, some required to be on call 24/7 for certain days. Holidays are not guaranteed off, almost all nursing staff are required to work multiple holidays. Benefits will vary dependent on the specialty and setting you seek. Responsibilities of a nurse practitioner are vital for the patients and families they care for. These include, but not limited to, nursing care to patients and families, assessment of patients’ to determine a suitable treatment plan, ordering of labs, medications, and diagnostic testing to help in diagnosing a health crisis. Nurse practitioners may also pursue a career in research, teaching or consulting. There are many options in the nursing field one may choose to pursue, whatever path one decides will certainly make an enormous difference in a patient’s life. Cook agrees that the outlook for the nursing profession is positive, “Nurses are held in high regard, however frequently underpaid for what we do.” Sarah speaks about choosing nursing as her career, “Nursing in general steamed from being a drug addict and if I could help one person through addiction then it all would be worth it. My oncology career I wanted to make a difference in cancer care in the Ft. Wayne area.” She confirms that she most enjoys making a difference int eh care of our cancer patients. The least enjoyable part of her nursing career are the politics that accompany any administrative position. Cook states “Dealing with emotional aspects of patient care and how to truly prioritize her work were on the job training, not learned in college,

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