Family Nurse Practitioner Reflection
How well do you know your future role in advance practice?
The elevator door opens; you step on and find yourself face to face with a known skeptical colleague, who inquires “what are you doing in your profession”? It’s your chance to share, define and possible persuade this person about your chosen role of nursing in advance practice. You have 10 floors, roughly 90 seconds to make an impression. Draft an “Elevator Speech” (approximately 300 words) reflecting the conversation about your future role in your program of study. In three detailed paragraphs, address why you have chosen this role (your passion) and define steps to ascertain the role including certification criteria and how the role will impact patient outcomes (how you will make a difference).
Support your work with evidence based research. For example, in conversation you tell the person A recent study by Taylor in 2016 showed that NPs were efficient as MDs at treating primary care problems. (Reference at the end).
I am studying to be family nurse practitioner. I have a passion to work with individuals and families across their lifespan and with my experience working with infants and the gerontological community I can expand my knowledge and skills with a graduate degree in advanced practice nursing. I will have to graduate from an accredited school and earn a graduate degree with a concentration in an advance nursing practice, receive a professional certification and thirdly, practice focusing on patients and their families (Hamric, A., Hanson, C. Tracy, M.F., O’Grady, E., 2014 p.71). According to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, nurse practitioners are quickly becoming the health partner of choice for millions of Americans (AANP 2017). With such a growing need of healthcare practitioners I am confident that being a nurse practitioner and working alongside other healthcare workers at work.