Master's- Prepared Nurse Interview Essay

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Master's Prepared Nurse Interview
Eduardo Mariano
Grand Canyon University
Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Roles and Practice
NUR502
July 31, 2013

Master's Prepared Nurse Interview
Interview
This is an interview of a Master’s- prepared nurse who has recently assumed an Assistant Director of Nursing position. The aim of the interview is to show how a graduate of a Master of Science in Nursing would adequately prepare a nurse to assume a higher role in the field of nursing practice, education or administration. This achievement offers the individual with many opportunities for growth and opens the door to different career possibilities. I chose to interview B.A., a fellow instructor at the Anaheim nursing school where we teach.
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B.A. was diligent and industrious, enough to be noticed by her charge nurses. One day, a supervisor approached and encouraged her to continue studying, and not to waste her talent. This prodded her to take an Associate Degree in Nursing, graduating from Long Beach City College in 2000, and subsequently passing her licensure examination.
From 2000 – 2004, she was promoted to Clinical Nurse II at St. Mary’s Hospital, Long Beach. She became a Nurse Supervisor at the Rehabilitation Unit, taking charge of LVNs and CNAs while coordinating with the interdisciplinary team regarding the clients’ therapies. By this time, her yearning for knowledge was insatiable, pushing her to finish the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Phoenix in 2008. This opened the door for more exciting opportunities and challenging roles. She was promoted to Clinical Nurse III at St. Mary’s Hospital, a position she held for seven years from 2004 – 2011. B.A. became the Nurse Coordinator of the same unit, liaised residents’ activities with the team and acted as resource person for staff in- services. In 2008, she was also certified as a Public Health Nurse.
Ever grateful for her blessings, B.A. sought to share and impart her knowledge and skills with budding student nurses. From 2004 till present, she