Week 1 – Assignment 2
Select one of the two questions from the discussion
questions listed below. By Week 1, Day 3, respond to the selected discussion
question and submit your response to this Discussion Area.
Be sure to respond to the question using the lessons and
vocabulary found in the reading. Justify your answers using examples and
reasoning. Support your answers with examples and research and cite your
research using APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your
classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your
classmatesâ€™ posts. Participate in the discussion by asking a question,
providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale,
challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between
two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion.
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.