Refer to the “Master’s Prepared Nurse Interview Guide_student” as you prepare this assignment.
Interview a nurse who is master’s-prepared in nursing and is using this education in a present position. Preferably, select someone who is in a position similar to your chosen specialty track. The purpose of the interview is for you to gain insight into the interplay among education, career path, and opportunities. Be certain to identify specific competencies that the MSN-prepared nurse gained, and is presently using, that reflect advanced education. Organize your interview around the topics below:
Overview of the master’s-prepared nurse’s career.
Reason for seeking graduate education.
Description of present position and role
Usefulness of graduate education for present role
Pearls of wisdom he/she is willing to share
In 750-1,000 words, write the interview in a narrative format. Use the following guidelines:
Within the paper’s introduction, explain your interview selection.
Do not identify the individual by name.
Use centered headings to separate parts of the interview.
In the conclusion, identify one or more competencies from the interview that are consistent with GCU program competencies and/or AACN education essentials. In addition, provide a statement that reflects what you gained from the interview.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.
Master’s Prepared Nurse Interview Guide
2: Less Than
Content – 70%
lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
is insufficiently developed and/or vague. Purpose is not clear.
is clear, forecasting development of the paper.
is comprehensive; purpose of the paper is present.
is comprehensive and makes the purpose of the paper clear by restating the
major elements and is disorganized.
but fails to paint a clear picture of the nurse’s career and/or progression
in a logical order.
most of the primary elements of the individual’s career in a logical fashion.
Addresses the primary elements. Reader can easily
presents all of the information to portray a clear chronology as well as
richness of detail.
major elements; is disorganized; and has no depth or detail.
but fails to address some of the elements; lacks depth and detail.
the same elements but lacks depth and detail.
Necessary elements are present and clearly
presented. Decision-making process is evident to the reader.
presents the process that led to the decision to seek graduate education as
well as the program itself with clarity, order, and depth.
For over 20 years, the Womens Health Initiative (WHI) study has conducted research trials to examine factors that impact risks and development of conditions that impact women such as heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer, and osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women. Health care providers use results from these trials to develop guidelines for delivering care to patients. In your role in clinical settings, you must be familiar with these guidelines, and you must be aware that through clinical practice, guidelines frequently evolve and change. Often, what is considered a best practice today might not be a best practice in the future. For this Assignment, you compare guidelines outlined in the WHI study to current best practices for assessing and managing conditions.
· Review the Womens Health Initiative article in this weeks Learning Resources. Select one disorder presented in this study. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/whi/background.htm
· Locate and select a research article that addresses current best practices for assessing and managing the disorder you selected. Be sure that the research article you select is from a reputable source.
· Consider the similarities and differences between the best practices presented in the WHI study and the article you selected. Think about the potential impact of differences in best practices on womens health.
· Consider whether the best practices in the article you selected should be used in clinical practice.
Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:
Describe the disorder you selected from the Womens Health Initiative study.
Explain the current best practices for assessing and managing this disorder as suggested in the research article you selected. (support with current references)
Compare the best practices presented in the WHI study to the current best practices presented in the article.
Explain how the differences in best practices might impact womens health.
Explain whether you think the current best practices in the article you selected should be used in clinical practice. Support your position with evidence-based research.
Note: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available at http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/57.htm). All papers submitted must use this formatting.