Discussion Question 1
Interview a pharmacist and ask for his or her thoughts on your role as an APN. Ask the pharmacist to share his or her opinion about how well prepared APNs should be for this responsibility and what suggestions he or she may have for your future success. In your response, talk about who the pharmacist was, what was his or her educational background, and where he or she works and list the questions you asked. Reflect upon his or her words and ideas and discuss how you feel about his or her opinion and how this might help you in your future role.
Discussion Question 2
Informatics has provided multiple avenues for APNs to improve their practice. Identify one electronic source that can help you prescribe medications. Name the source and explain why this will be helpful to you in the clinical setting. List the types of information this resource provides and its limitations. Is there a cost associated with its use? If so, does the cost seem reasonable? Discuss the limitations, if any, the program has. Discuss why this program seems useful for you.