NS310 Professional Issues in Nursing
Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.
Interviewing a Master’s or Doctoral-Prepared Nurse
• Determine educational program characteristics to consider when choosing a program
In this assignment, you will interview a master’s or doctoral-prepared nurse about the decision to pursue a graduate degree and career path.
1. A two-page (500-word) paper
a. Choose a nurse with a master’s or doctoral degree to interview.
The nurse you choose can be an advanced practice registered nurse or can have a graduate degree in a specialty area in nursing or another field. The nurse must hold a position in health care.
b. Interview the nurse.
Questions to ask during your interview include:
i. What degrees do you have in nursing and in other fields?
ii. What is your current position?
iii. What are the educational requirements for your position?
iv. What program characteristics did you consider when researching possible graduate programs?
v. What graduate degrees did you consider?
vi. What influenced your decision to obtain the graduate degree you did?
vii. Are you considering further education? If so, what degrees are you considering and why?
a grading rubric is also uploaded.