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Dear Colorado Advanced Practice Nurse,

There is much conversation these days about the role that Advanced Practice Nurses can potentially play as health reform unfolds and as the impact of the baby boomer demographics is felt.

For all of this emerging attention, we do not know enough about Colorado's Advanced Practice Nurses: workforce profile, challenges, opportunities. In an effort to help cast more light where there is now mainly shadow, the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence is working to gather information about Colorado APNs. If you could take a few moments to fill out this survey, that would be very much appreciated! Your information will not be shared with anyone beyond the Center's internal research team.

[We are trying to survey as many APNs as possible; PLEASE pass this survey link on to your APN friends and colleagues!]

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* 1. Please enter the following profile information. Your email address is only for Q&A followup purposes, and to send you the results of the survey.

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* 2. What is your race/ethnicity? (Mark all that apply)

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* 3. What national certification do you hold?

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* 4. Do you have prescriptive authority?

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* 5. Are you currently practicing as a Nurse Midwife, CRNA, Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner?

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* 6. If you are currently (or were recently) looking for employment as an APN, what has been your job search experience, difficulties, opportunities, search strategies?

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* 7. To help us project the supply of APNs in the future, please tell us how much longer you plan to practice as an APN.

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* 8. What are the main barriers facing you as you work to practice to the full extent of your scope of practice?

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* 9. What are your thoughts about how to remove those barriers?

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* 10. Please select the category that best describes your main practice area (mark only one).

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* 11. Please identify your current employment setting(s). (check all that apply)

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* 12. For an APN to have prescriptive authority in Colorado, they need to complete 3600 hours of physician supervised preceptorship & mentorship. What impact has this requirement had (or will have) on you, others that you know or on future Colorado APNs?

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* 13. If you are either an NP or a CNS, what is your speciality certification?

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* 14. If you work in a group practice, what is the licensure of the other members of the practice? (check all that apply)

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* 15. What impact, if any, has health reform had on your practice now, or in the future?

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* 16. Could we put you on the Center's Colorado APN email list? (Your email address will not be shared with anyone; we would like to send out the results of this survey and other APN workforce related information).

Thanks very much for your time! if you have any additional comments or questions, please contact Brian Kelley at bkelley@ColoradoNursingCenter.org

[We are trying to survey as many APNs as possible, but do not have email addresses. PLEASE pass this survey link on to your APN friends and colleagues!]

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* 17. What question did we not ask, but should have? (and your answer?)

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