APN Interview

This week we will be reporting on the interview with your APN. Along with the interview you will be investigating the Board of Nursing’s scope of practice and national certification requirements.

Identify the APN you interviewed and summarize the interview, which may include (if not in the interview, please address):

Describe the organization and setting, population, and colleagues where your interviewee works.
Examine regulatory and legal requirements for the state in which you plan to practice/work (and that your interviewee resides, if different).
Examine the Scope of Practice for your state of practice and that of your interviewee, if different
Describe the professional organizations available for membership based on your selected role.
Identify required competencies, including certification requirements for your selected role and that of your interviewee.
Submission Details:

This will be a 2-4 page paper (excluding the title page and references).
Literature support is encouraged and points are assigned.
Peer reviewed articles that are non-research and nursing organization websites may be used. All articles must be current (not more than five years old, unless it is a hallmark reference; e.g., Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2010). The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.
Format your paper, citations, and references using correct APA Style.

The APRN that a Interview works in Health First Medical Group in Palm Bay Florida
Its a family practice office, population 2 to ?, theres a primary Dr. and 4 Nurse Practioners.
The person that I will be doing the interview is an APRN. Anabel Pereda APRN works on a Family Practice Office.
1. What is the primary reason you decided to become a Nurse Practitioner?
I was living in Mississippi when I decided to become a nurse practitioner as there was a big push to get much needed healthcare to underserved patients in the Mississippi delta. I was able to practice in rural clinics after completing the program and graduating. Very rewarding!
2. What do you like the most about working in Family Practice Office?
Being able to serve the entire family. It is also nice to experience the different rewards of providing care to widely different age groups as I see patients from age 2 to ?
3. What is a normal day like for you at the office?
Patient care starts the minute I arrive at the office. Reviewing labs and diagnostic studies, reading specialists reports, signing prescriptions, responding to patients’ concerns/questions, completing FMLA/disability forms, performing peer to peer in order to get diagnostic studies or medications covered, attending online meetings/mandatory education, and oh yes, seeing and treating patients (my favorite part).
4. What are the most challenging aspects of being a Nurse Practitioner?
Having to balance work and home life, especially where children are concerned.
5. Have you ever disagree with a physician? What did you do?
I have always been lucky to have practiced with physicians whom I consider mentors.
6. What is the greatest professional disappointment you have ever faced?
Being undervalued! Was in a situation where I was appreciated by peers and patients but almost taken advantage of. I made a proposal of fairness to my supervisor which was turned down, so I took my services to a different practice.
7. Describe a situation when you went above and beyond with your service?
Helping an undocumented pregnant patient through the birth of her baby in order to assist with translation since was uncertain whether to keep her baby (since conceived from rape) or give up for adoption. In the end, she did keep her baby (after an all-nighter at the hospital).
8. How do you handle stress at work?
Taking a step back to think! I almost always can see the positive side of things and working with great NPs helps.
9. How do you balance work and life?
Always putting my family first helps prioritize things in my life. Having great support both at work and at home can make all the difference.
10. As a Nurse Practitioner, how do stay current on new practice innovations?
I enjoy going to conferences which are always a great source of information but can also give you the opportunity to network and be aware of how other nurse practitioners practice.

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