Nurse Educator Interview
At some point between weeks 2 and 4, you will conduct an interview with an experienced nurse educator following the assignment guidelines below.
Assignment Guidelines
The Interview

  • Dress and act professionally. Be punctual and organized.
  • Take your typed questions with you. Ask only one question at a time.
  • Be courteous and confident, and demonstrate your interest in the nurse educator’s comments. Strive to create a connection.
  • Should you wish to quote any responses, get permission in writing.
  • If you are using a tape recorder, check to make sure it is working over the course of the interview.
  • If the nurse educator strays from topic, ask questions to steer the conversation back.
  • Before concluding the interview, ask if there are any final comments or points the nurse educator would like to add.
  • Do not extend the interview time beyond 30-minutes unless the nurse educator strongly encourages you to do so.
  • Conclude the interview by thanking the nurse educator.
  • Offer a copy of your final paper if the nurse educator wishes to have one.
  • Explain how the nurse educator can contact you later if necessary.
  • Ask for the nurse educator’s business card before leaving.

Interview Follow-Up

  • Send a short thank you note to the nurse educator within a day or two after the interview.
  • Keep the interview information on file for future reference. The nurse educator may be an important contact for you at some point in your career.