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* 1. How old were you when you first thought about becoming a nurse?

* 2. When did you definitely decide to become a nurse?

* 3. What influenced the decision to become a nurse? (For example: a parent or teacher, fictional or real figure in history, a war. etc.)

* 4. How would you describe your background?

* 5. How would you describe your parents?

* 6. Did you come from an extended family or a smaller family unit?

* 7. What or who were your support systems prior to coming to CHSN?

* 8. Did your support system change?

* 9. What schools of nursing did you consider?

* 10. Why did you choose CHSN?

* 11. What do you recall of the application process?

* 12. What was the interview like? Please be as descriptive as possible.

* 13. Was it an individual or group interview?

* 14. Was it one interviewer or more?

* 15. Who interviewed you?

* 16. Where was the interview held?

* 17. What are your early memories of your first classes at the School of Nursing? Please be as descriptive as possible.

* 18. Who were your first teachers?

* 19. What were your first impressions of California Hospital? Please be as descriptive as possible.

* 20. What was California Hospital like when you arrived? Please be as descriptive as possible.

* 21. Did you live in a dorm? If so, please answer questions 22-28.

* 22. What do you remember about moving into the dorm?

* 23. What are some of your favorite memories of dormitory life?

* 24. What social events stand out in your memory?

* 25. What are your memories of study hours?

* 26. Do you have any memories of lock out? If so, using the comment box, please share.

* 27. Do you have any memories of the Housemothers? If so, using the comment box, please share.

* 28. Did you have a roommate? If so, please answer questions 29-30.

* 29. Was your roommate someone you already knew?

* 30. What was your first encounter like?

* 31. What are some of your favorite memories of time spent in the Library?

* 32. What are some of your favorite memories of time spent doing research?

* 33. What are your favorite memories of study hours?

* 34. What are your favorite memories of time spent after class?

* 35. Where were you living before you came to California Hospital?

* 36. If different from Southern California, what were your first impressions of the place?

* 37. What was downtown Los Angeles like when you arrived? Please be as descriptive as possible.

* 38. Did any major events occur when you were at California Hospital? If so, please check all that apply and using the comment box, explain.

* 39. What are your first memories of your early clinical experiences?

* 40. What are your memories of your capping ceremony?

* 41. What were your your favorite classes in nursing school? Please explain why.

* 42. What did you usually wear to school? Please be as descriptive as possible.

* 43. Were there nurses or other hospital staff members who had a positive influence on you? If so, please answer question 44.

* 44. Who were they? Please be as descriptive as possible.

* 45. What were your favorite floors to work on? Please explain why.

* 46. What were your least favorite floors to work on? Please explain why.

* 47. What shifts did you like the best? Please explain why.

* 48. What shifts did you like the least? Please explain why.

* 49. Did you work for pay? Using the comment box, please explain.

* 50. Who were your favorite patients to work with? Please explain why and include any stories that illustrate why they were your favorite.

* 51. Who were your favorite doctors? Please explain why and include any stories that illustrate why they were your favorite.

* 52. Who were your favorite head nurses? Please explain why and include any stories that illustrate why they were your favorite.

* 53. Who were your favorite supervisors? Please explain why and include any stories that illustrate why they were your favorite.

* 54. Who were your favorite nursing instructors? Please explain why and include any stories that illustrate why they were your favorite.

* 55. Who were your favorite hospital administrators? Please explain why and include any stories that illustrate why they were your favorite.

* 56. What are your memories of your Affiliations? Please include positive and negative experiences as well as specific information when possible.

* 57. What do you remember about the cafeteria? Please be as specific as possible.

* 58. What were your cafeteria favorites? Please be as specific as possible.

* 59. What was your favorite night lunch? Please be as descriptive as possible.

* 60. What was your favorite dorm food? Please be as descriptive as possible.

* 61. What were your favorite snacks? Please be as descriptive as possible.

* 62. What do you remember about your graduation ceremony?

* 63. What was your first job in nursing after graduation?

* 64. Was your first job in nursing after graduation in the area of nursing that mosts interested you? Please explain.

* 65. Did you remain in the area of nursing of your first job throughout your career? Please explain.

* 66. What other areas of nursing did you pursue?

* 67. What influenced your job/career changes?

* 68. Did you attend a college or school prior to CHSN? If so, using the comment box please list which college or school.

* 69. What were your favorite classes at CHSN?

* 70. How did you commute to and from classes?

* 71. If you drove, what kind of car did you have?

* 72. Did you have any favorite teachers? If so, using the comment box please explain who they were and why they were your favorite.

* 73. Did you pursue further education after graduation from CHSN?

* 74. What degrees, certifications, etc. did you earn?

* 75. From what colleges, universities, educational programs, etc. did you obtain other degrees from?

* 76. From what colleges, universities, educational programs, etc. did you obtain other degrees from?

* 77. From what colleges, universities, educational programs, etc. did you obtain other degrees from?

* 78. Did you or have you received any form of recognition or acknowledgement during your nursing career? Please explain what the recognition was associated with and how you felt about the honor.

* 79. Did you pursue a career(s) other than nursing?

* 80. If so, what career(s) and why?

* 81. Have you received any form of recognition or acknowledgement apart from your nursing career?

* 82. If so, what were the recognitions or acknowledgements associated with?

* 83. Did you join the military after graduation? If so please answer questions 82 - 85.

* 84. Which military branch did you join?

* 85. What was your rank at the time of discharge?

* 86. Did you travel in the course of your service? If so, using the comment box please explain where.

* 87. What are a few of your most memorable experiences while in the service?

* 88. What is the best thing about nursing to you?

* 89. What is the worst thing about nursing to you?

* 90. Why should we remember CHSN?

* 91. Please include any other memories, experiences, or thoughts that you wish to share.

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