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Homework Questions (but not the "gimme the answer" kind.)

Jo Dirt Jo Dirt (Member)

Has 9 years experience.

In my professional role development class I am supposed to pick an area of nursing that interests me and interview someone in that area. I'm interested in NP's. Would someone humor me and allow me to interview them?

(I'm supposed to include the name of the person interviewed and their credentials, but I assume an alias would be fine.)

1. How did you decide to go into your area of nursing?

2. How did you prepare for your position?

3. What is your general job description?

4. What are your daily activities?

5. What things about your position do you find most challenging?

6. What things about your position do you find most rewarding?

7. Is there anything else you wish to add about your position?

Thank you!

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Has 27 years experience. Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

1. how did you decide to go into your area of nursing? i became an apn to further my career opportunities.

2. how did you prepare for your position?well, i'm not actually too proud of this but its the truth, so here goes: i got a nonclinical msn in management and leadership and realized, ugh, i hate management! so, back to school for a post-msn certificate.

3. what is your general job description?i do the medical management of approx 200 chronic hemodialysis patients. i also take call one weekend per month and round on all our nephrology patients at two hospitals. i do consults and the progress notes.

4. what are your daily activities?because medicare pays for dialysis, they demand that the pts have four visits per month while on dialysis. so, my responsibility is to do three of the four visits. the fourth visit is suposed to be an md but occasionally it can be a mid-level provider and then i do a fourth visit.

5. what things about your position do you find most challenging?the most challenging is the noncompliant patients. its sad that i care more for them then they do!

6. what things about your position do you find most rewarding?most rewarding: dealing with wonderfully intelligent patients who want to have the best quality of life and are a willing partner in their care.

7. is there anything else you wish to add about your position?it is very repetitious caring for chronic patients.

jeepgirl, LPN, NP

Has 4 years experience. Specializes in Pediatrics, Nursing Education.

Wow, I always thought the point was to actually talk to the APN in person and have a conversation with them. Damn, I guess I did it all wrong in grad school.

Jo Dirt

Has 9 years experience.

Wow, I always thought the point was to actually talk to the APN in person and have a conversation with them. Damn, I guess I did it all wrong in grad school.

Well, it is an online RN to BSN program...

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Has 27 years experience. Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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