Reporting On The Interview With Your APN
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.
John Smith is the APN I interviewed. He is an expert in adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, the role I have as well selected. Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) is an advanced practice nurse having a clinical emphasis on treating individuals from youngsters throughout to adult ages and in advanced age (Mueller, Burggraf & Crogan 2020). I have known him very well as sometimes, back before becoming a nurse practitioner, she was my coworker. I opt to interview this expert as he has engaged and continued learning and has acquired a lot of experience for quite some time in the AGNP role. Among the questions I would ask the expert in the interview are:
- Where specifically will I, as an adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, work?
- How does an individual assess success in this specialty?
- What things are past adult-gerontology NP here done to succeed?
- Am I required to be a mentor?
- Will I be mentored myself?
Organization and Setting, Population, and Colleagues Where My Interviewee
John Smith works in a medical and orthopedic clinic in an orthopedic setting that emphasizes diagnosis, improvement, prevention and treating patients with skeletal abnormalities. He has been in the clinic for over three years now. The clinic has a reputable name following the excellent services it offers to individuals. This has been contributed to by expertized staff present in the clinic that ensures clients receive the care they require.
Regulatory and Legal Requirements for NJ State
NJ’s regulatory and legal requirements state that Advanced Nurse Practitioners technically are independent providers whereby they are regulated and licensed by the board of nursing (Candiotti et al., 2019). These ANPs should be residents of the State, must be graduates of a credited advanced practice nurse program, should at least have five years of knowledge in the professional nursing, will at appointment time be vigorously working as an advanced NP, and, rather than a member appointed first, will have certification as an advanced NP according to the P.L.1991, c.377.
Scope of Practice
- J scope of practice refer nurses to as technically independent providers. They can diagnose and offer treatment to patients even in the absence of a physician. Medical documentation made by nurse practitioners does not necessarily require physicians’ signatures. The state law holds nurse practitioners independently responsible legally and ethically for every care offered. Nurses in New Jersey get licensed and controlled by the board of nursing (Weaver et al., 2021). In prescribing medications, nurse practitioners in New Jersey usually collaborate with physicians, even over email or phone. Nurses are also allowed to pronounce death which the physician has determined. They are also entitled to perform DOT physicals and fill in temporal work disability forms as well.
Professional Organizations Available for Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practice Membership
Based on my selected role, various professional organizations are accessible to the membership. Among them is the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA). GAPNA organization is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1981 and held 11 to 50 workers. Its headquarters is in Pitman, NJ. GAPNA is an organization of choice for advanced nurse practitioners who need to pursue progressive education in gerontological care and require peer support for clinicians with experience. The organization also represents the interests of advanced nurse practitioners who work with older adults in various practice settings. GAPNA offers a variety of courses, among them being gerontological nursing.