1. Do you feel as though your NP Program properly prepared you to safely and competently care for patients?
Depends. Simple office one-time, one-size-fits-most problems (which are 85% of, say, urgent care in "uncomplicated" area - i. e. well served, no opioid epidemics, not poor, etc) - yes. The rest - not even near. That includes, for example, a classic SNF with 90-year old sweetes on average 21 meds/head (real one, the max was 40+)
2. Do you feel that you truly have an in depth understanding of Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Pathology?
I do because I have way more background than most people. At least, when I need to understand something more advanced it doesn't sounds like a rocket science for me. But I still read, read, read. Harrison and my set of med school books (in my program, most if not all students read them at least from time to time and professors turned heads other way if we cited them instead on "nursing" on clinical courses) and AAFP (I found a way to download their podcasts from hospital site for free
3. Do you feel as if your medical questions in lecture were answered to an extent that clearly illustrated that your professors were truly knowledgeable in advanced practice/medicine?; In that, they actually answered your question and not just answering stating, "That is something you will learn, 'on the job.'"
In my program "that's something you learn on job" was accepted only about local policies and rules. Not about science, pathology, etc.
BTW, in advanced practice nursing as well as in classic medicine many times it matters more not what you really know but how you show and present it. That is the kind of art you have to learn at work.
4. Do you feel that your thirst for medical knowledge was satisfied?
Nope, and it not gonna happen any time soon. I am going to live another 40 years or so.
5. Do you feel satisfied in your role as a Nurse Practitioner?
Yes, very much so. I like it WAY better than bedside.