Interviewing A Master's Prepared Nurse

Directions:   Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar.  Sources must be cited in APA format. The assignment must include a cover page, an introductory paragraph, first body paragraph, second body paragraph, third body paragraph and concluding paragraph. The body of the paper will include a compilation of the answers to the interview questions below. YOU must interview a master’s prepared nurse and address the interview questions below throughout the essay. Make the first sentence of the introductory paragraph a compelling sentenceMake a statement with the use of a statistic or a question to hook the readerDo not place the interview questions in the essay. I want you to write in an APA  format and discuss the answers to the interview questions in the essay. Use must use transition words as you transition from one paragraph to the next such as firstly, secondly and lastly. The essay requires a conclusion. Before the concluding paragraph, place the word conclusion in the center and bold the word conclusion. A concluding paragraph must summarize the main points you have made in the essay. Link the end to the beginning. YOU MUST ADDRESS EACH INTERVIEW QUESTION PROVIDED BELOW IN THE ESSAY. DO NOT INCLUDE THE ACTUAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS IN THE ESSAY.  YOU MUST CITE THE PERSON THAT YOU INTERVIEW IN THE ESSAY IN APA FORMAT. Here is an example of how to cite a personal interview in the essay (H. last name, personal communication, November 9, 2019) All of the above instructions must be followed

Interviewing a Master’s-Prepared Nurse


  • Determine educational program characteristics to consider when choosing a program

Assignment Overview

In this assignment, you will interview a master’s-prepared nurse about the decision to pursue a graduate degree and career path.


  1. A four-page (1,200-word) paper ONLY. DO NOT GO OVER OR UNDER 1,200 WORDS!

Step 1

  1. Choose a nurse with a master’s 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.

  1. Interview the nurse.

Questions to ask during your interview include:

  1.       What degrees do you have in nursing and in other fields?
  2.       What is your current position?

                                  iii.      What are the educational requirements for your position?

  1.       What program characteristics did you consider when researching possible graduate programs?
  2.       What graduate degrees did you consider?
  3.       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?

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