Any advance practice nurses (NP, CRNA, CNM, CNS) willing to answer a few questions?

    1. What motivated you to become a _______?
    2. What specialty/area do you work in and what lead you to choose this?
    3. What, if any, professional or career issues did you face early in your career as a ____? What helped you address them?
    4. What of the above issues have continued; how are you now handling them
    5. What do you perceive are the key issues for (your practice role) today?
    6. How do you see your role impacting patient outcomes, the nursing profession, and health care in general?
    7. What do you see as the future role of the _____ in health care reform (examples)?
    8. To date, what do you perceive are your greatest accomplishments as a _______?
    9. What do you enjoy or value most about the role of a ______?
    10. If you could change one aspect of your career, what would it be?
    11. Do you miss being a staff nurse?
    12. What advice would you give a new ______ starting out in this role?
    13. Do you participate in your professional nursing organization (why or why not)?
    14. What are your goals in terms of professional development, contribution to nursing, contributions to health care reform?

    you dont have to answer all of them just what you can list the number and your answer thank you
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  1. 6 Comments

  2. by   BCgradnurse
    These are a lot of questions. Is this a school assignment?
  3. by   Vannessacee
    Kind of I am writing a paper on why i would like to be an advanced practice nurse and how they impact and change the field. I would like to incorporate the perspective of a current APN and their thoughts on current changes in the health care. Of course credit will be given where it is due
  4. by   BCgradnurse
    Ok-people will likely be more receptive if you're forthcoming with that information, and tell us a bit about yourself. Are you currently a nurse?
  5. by   traumaRUs
    •What motivated you to become a _______?

    I'm a CNS and I was looking for more autonomy.

    •What specialty/area do you work in and what lead you to choose this? I currently work in nephrology but am moving to heart failure

    •What, if any, professional or career issues did you face early in your career as a ____? What helped you address them? No issues really. However, studying the Consensus Model is now a must

    •What of the above issues have continued; how are you now handling them N/A

    •What do you perceive are the key issues for (your practice role) today? Hmm...no issues whatsoever

    •How do you see your role impacting patient outcomes, the nursing profession, and health care in general? Pts like to see me. I care for chronic pts so have a relationship with them.

    •What do you see as the future role of the _____ in health care reform (examples)? You have to be politically active I order to effect change.

    •To date, what do you perceive are your greatest accomplishments as a _______? When you provide education and the pt finally GETS it

    •What do you enjoy or value most about the role of a ______? Paycheck

    •If you could change one aspect of your career, what would it be? More money

    •Do you miss being a staff nurse? Yes

    •What advice would you give a new ______ starting out in this role? Choose your job wisely, don't job hop

    •Do you participate in your professional nursing organization (why or why not)? Yes, ENA, ISAPN, ANNA

    •What are your goals in terms of professional development, contribution to nursing, contributions to health care reform? Hmmm...I'm on the downward slide of my nursing career so retirement is my only goal
  6. by   Vannessacee
    Thank you for that advice. I am a newly licensed RN. I went through a bridge master program for those who already have a bachelors degree. I completed post-licensure courses in July, passed boards in early October, and am currently searching for employment. This fall I have started Master's courses, but find it difficult to complete assignments as I do not have job experience. This paper is to help us learn about the different career path and RN can take, and help us as student figure out the next step.
  7. by   Vannessacee
    Thank you for your response traumaRUs, MSN, APRN!! It will be helpful in my research. May I ask you what exactly do you miss about being a staff nurse?

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