My name is Cheryl and I am in Block Four . . .
I have a group presentation for our Leadership portion of Process on Advanced Practice Nursing (CNS) and we need to do some interviews.
In addition to your name (first only is fine), title, area of expertise and demographic region, I would appreciate any and all responses to the questions below. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and time!
First off, please tell us your area of expertise and what exactly your role is where you work.
How does your job help the patient?
Is there a specialty where being a CNS is more valuable?
Who do you report to?
Do you supervise anyone?
Does your expertise help make hospital policy or for one particular unit?
Is the position more of a distractive function?
What are the educational requirements?
What made you decide to pursue the CNS?
Where did you attend classes?
Did it meet your expectations?
Has the credential opened any doors?
How have you used it in your career?
Would you recommend it and if so, why?
What about being a CNS differs from another nurse, for example, a critical care nurse?
What are the benefits of being a CNS?
Does being a CNS take you away from the bedside?
Are there more supervisory duties as a CNS?
Describe a day in the life of a CNS.