Need an NP to answer interview questions

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Hello, I am in need of an NP to interview. I have to write a two-three page paper on the responses. I have networked to an NP I did my undergrad leadership rotation with who is now an NP. I am interested in seeing the responses from an NP from another state (since we don't all have the same privileges). I would greatly appreciate anyone's help with this!

1.) What type of setting do you currently work? (community hospital, pcp office, federal health center, major medical center)

2.) What population do you serve

3.) Describe a typical day as you render care.

4.) What is your level of satisfaction with your APRN role in general and the system where you are currently employed.

5.) What type of NP certification do you hold?

6.) What is the name of the certifying body that you are certified through?

7.) With what credentials do you sign your name?

8.) What schedules of controlled substances are you allowed to prescribe?

9.) Must you practice according to an agreement with a physician? Is the relationship collaborative?

10.) Are you credentialed and privileged by a hospital or health system? If yes, explain what the credentialing and privileging process entails at your organization.

11.) What skills/procedures are required to work with your population-foci? (perform thoracentesis, lumbar punctures)

12.) Do you belong to a professional organization that addresses APRN issues. Which one? If not, why not?

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Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 31 years experience.

WHew lots of questions! I'll try to help:

1.) What type of setting do you currently work? (community hospital, pcp office, federal health center, major medical center)

Private nephrology practice

2.) What population do you serve

ESRD ages 17+

3.) Describe a typical day as you render care. Rounding on dialysis patients, taking calls from office

4.) What is your level of satisfaction with your APRN role in general and the system where you are currently employed. Very high though I'm in the process of changing jobs as I want to move in a different career direction.

5.) What type of NP certification do you hold? Actually, I'm an adult and peds CNS

6.) What is the name of the certifying body that you are certified through? ANCC

7.) With what credentials do you sign your name? MSN, APN (per my state regs)

8.) What schedules of controlled substances are you allowed to prescribe? II-V

9.) Must you practice according to an agreement with a physician? Is the relationship collaborative? In IL we currently need a collaborative agreement. In Jan 2018 new law goes into effect that does NOT require collaborative agreement

10.) Are you credentialed and privileged by a hospital or health system? If yes, explain what the credentialing and privileging process entails at your organization.

I am credentialed at 5 hospitals and am unsure the steps as we have a credentialing specialist who handles all the details and I just sign documents

11.) What skills/procedures are required to work with your population-foci? (perform thoracentesis, lumbar punctures) We are a medical practice so assessment skills, IV skills, removing central lines.

12.) Do you belong to a professional organization that addresses APRN issues. Which one? If not, why not? Yep: AANP, ANNA, ENA, ISAPN

Specializes in Adult Primary Care. Has 20 years experience.

.) What type of setting do you currently work? (community hospital, pcp office, federal health center, major medical center)

PCP Office Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Medicine

2.) What population do you serve

Age 17 to 100

3.) Describe a typical day as you render care.

annual physicals / sick visits

4.) What is your level of satisfaction with your APRN role in general and the system where you are currently employed.

Extremely satisfied with both the role and the place of employment (The MD I work with is my husband)

5.) What type of NP certification do you hold?

Adult

6.) What is the name of the certifying body that you are certified through?

AANP

7.) With what credentials do you sign your name?

NP-C

8.) What schedules of controlled substances are you allowed to prescribe?

2-5

9.) Must you practice according to an agreement with a physician? Is the relationship collaborative?

Collaborative Agreement

10.) Are you credentialed and privileged by a hospital or health system? If yes, explain what the credentialing and privileging process entails at your organization.

Yes, a lot of paper work!

11.) What skills/procedures are required to work with your population-foci? (perform thoracentesis, lumbar punctures)

No special procedures

12.) Do you belong to a professional organization that addresses APRN issues. Which one? If not, why not?

Yes, AANP

Specializes in Family Medicine, Medical Intensive Care. Has 11 years experience.

1.) What type of setting do you currently work? (community hospital, pcp office, federal health center, major medical center)

Private practice, general pediatrics and family medicine

2.) What population do you serve

Primarily underserved populations. I see from patients from the beginning of life until the end but do not provide any OB services.

3.) Describe a typical day as you render care.

95 % of my practice is currently pediatrics, so I do a lot of anticipatory guidance, growth and developmental surveillance, preventive care, acute sick visits, sports physicals, immunizations, newborn visits, and reassuring new parents that they're doing a good job. :)

4.) What is your level of satisfaction with your APRN role in general and the system where you are currently employed.

I love my job as an NP! I have the most supportive collaborative physician anyone could ask for. He's a really great guy. Plus, I'm doing the type of work that I've always wanted to do. We also have medical students rotate through our clinic, so it's great to be a part of their educational experience.

5.) What type of NP certification do you hold?

FNP

6.) What is the name of the certifying body that you are certified through?

ANCC

7.) With what credentials do you sign your name?

NP

8.) What schedules of controlled substances are you allowed to prescribe?

II - V

9.) Must you practice according to an agreement with a physician? Is the relationship collaborative?

I have a collaborative agreement with my medical director as part of my standardized procedures per the BRN.

10.) Are you credentialed and privileged by a hospital or health system? If yes, explain what the credentialing and privileging process entails at your organization.

No, but my medical director is working on getting me hospital privileges, so I can round in the newborn nursery and mother-baby unit.

11.) What skills/procedures are required to work with your population-foci? (perform thoracentesis, lumbar punctures)

None yet. Still working out a time for me to formally learn procedures (e.g., frenectomy) with my collaborative physician.

12.) Do you belong to a professional organization that addresses APRN issues. Which one? If not, why not?

AANP and CANP