Need to interview a NP for a class assignment!!

  1. I would really appreciate it if someone could find it in their heart to help me out with a class assignment! I need to interview a NP - I will post the questions here in case anyone feels up to it!

    Interview Protocol

    1. Discuss how you utilize and value the knowledge of other disciplines to solve patient care problems. What team members are you most often engaged with, and what is the unique expertise of each?











    2. Describe how you demonstrate appropriate teambuilding and collaborative strategies when working with interprofessional teams.











    3. How do you see care applied within your particular nursing practice situation?










    4. Describe the roles of different nurses (e.g., clinical nurse specialist, nurse executive, bedside nurse) in promoting safe and quality outcomes of care for diverse populations.










    5. Describe how you apply quality improvement processes to implement patient safety initiatives and monitor outcomes. How are nurse-sensitive indicators monitored in your institution?










    6. Describe how nurses facilitate patient-centered care in your institution and practice. How are patient-centered care and advocacy similar to and different from each other?










    7. Describe a situation in your practice in which you could see that the principles of ethics, professional nursing standards, altruism, and human dignity affected your nursing practice or a specific outcome.










    8. Describe a patient care initiative in your organization that improved outcomes and enhanced cost effectiveness in care delivery.










    9. Describe how nursing research has improved or changed a particular aspect of patient care in your institution. How is the research project different from quality improvement activities?










    10. Describe how information technology and patient data are used in your institution for ethical, effective clinical decision making and how patient confidentiality is protected.










    11. Describe a particular situation in which you have been involved with the roles and responsibilities of a major healthcare regulatory agency that affected patient care quality, workplace safety, healthcare reimbursement, or the scope of nursing practice.










    12. Compare nursing practice roles for the registered nurse, clinical nurse leader, advanced practice registered nurse, and clinical nurse specialist in your clinical setting. Describe specific differences in their duties, knowledge, and abilities.












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  3. by   traumaRUs
    What you might do is ask several APNs to do 1-2 questions each. This is a lot of questions. I'll get you started:

    1. Discuss how you utilize and value the knowledge of other disciplines to solve patient care problems. What team members are you most often engaged with, and what is the unique expertise of each?

    I work in nephrology and utilize a multi-disciplinary care model. We have MDs, APNs, nurses, techs, social workers and dieticians that all contribute to the plan of care. These are the team members I utilize most and the individula expertise of each depends on their education level (obviously the physicain contributes to the medical management of the pt) and their personal involvement with pt care. The dietician and social worker see the patient once per month, while the nurse and tech see them 12 times per month.

    2. Describe how you demonstrate appropriate teambuilding and collaborative strategies when working with interprofessional teams.

    I demonstrate appropriate teambuilding by being a resource for the care team in the arena of medical management of dialysis patients. I am more available to the rest of the team then the physician most of the time and have the time to provide rationales for care versus orders for care. Collaborative strategies I use include: reflection - finding out what the other person knows already and building on that, cooperation - I fully support the other members of the team, professionalism - I conduct myself as a professional in my interactions with other team members.

    Hope this helps.

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  4. by   Dr. Tammy, FNP/GNP-C
    Each state has an NP association. Many local geographical areas have local associations. You may wish to visit one of their meetings. It might be favorable to the exp to interview someone in person, in real time, who is in your local area. Just a thought.
  5. by   HHheart
    Thank you both so much!

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