Please help! I need to interview a cns for a paper :)

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    Someone please help me. I need to interview a CNS for my paper. It won't take you much time. Here are the questions.

    1. Background (number of years in advanced role, rational for becoming CNS0
    2. What is your work environment
    3. Organizational structure related to the advanced practice position
    4. Roles and responsibilities
    5. Perceptions of licensure, certification, and reimbursement issues in current role
    6. Any continuous professional development?

    Please help me with these questions. You can email me or answer them directly or leave your contact information. If you don't mind, I can call you too. Thank you very much. I would really appreciate your help.
    Thanks! Riley
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    1. background (number of years in advanced role, rational for becoming cns0

    19 years as a nurse: 2 years lpn, 12 rn, 5 apn
    rationale - it was the degree that my hospital-affiliated college of nursing taught (not a good rationale, believe me)
    2. what is your work environment

    i work for a private nephrology practice: 15 docs, 5 mid-levels (fnps, pas, me). i do dialysis rounds and i also take call in several hospitals.
    3. organizational structure related to the advanced practice position

    hmmm - not sure what you mean by this. since i'm not employed by a hospital, we work with physicians but are very autonomous.
    4. roles and responsibilities

    medical management to include htn, some cardiac dz, infectious diseases, etc., of chronic dialysis patients. i round on approx 250 patients/week in four geographical locations ranging from 9 to 62 miles from my home.
    5. perceptions of licensure, certification, and reimbursement issues in current role

    i'm a member of my state's apn organization and live in a state where cns is an apn with the same scope of practice as an np. my practice bills the usual 85% of the md rate for services.
    6. any continuous professional development?

    well, in order to keep your certifications current, you must have cme. since i completed the adult cns in 2006, i have gone back to school for a peds cns too. i also keep current as a cpr/acls, enpc instructor and attend cme.
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    Thanks for your help
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