Overall my project is on-time. Now, I will revise and get the proposal and the Survey to Dr. Pahls (statistician) at Hays, and get a time set up to speak with him concerning the statistical analysis.
Things are running smoothly at this time. Data has been collected, it went reasonably well (240) responses to the survey (I thought it was 235). It was interesting that the largest group to respond were NPs that were in practice for 1-5 years. I do feel that NP education now is more focused on EBP, guidelines are critical. Compared to 22 years ago, when I first began practice as an NP, there are more states which are lifting the restriction to NP practice. This does make a difference.
I was asked recently to take a survey from a doctorate student that was an NP working on her Ph.D. with the University of Nebraska; she was reviewing states NPs who have full practice authority; did demographics make a difference? It was an excellent survey. I am confident she was going to get great information. She was surveying 4 states that had full independent practice, New Mexico was one of them.