Those who interact with you on a regular basis will be most informed and objective about you and your practice.
Some logical choices for the nurse practitioner and physician surveys include:
- NPs with whom you consult about patient care
- NPs to whom you refer patients
- Collaborating physician(s)
- Physicians with whom you regularly consult (radiologists, emergency physicians)
- Physicians to whom you regularly refer patients
Some examples of other collaborative team members or healthcare providers, with whom you regularly consult, and might consider asking to complete the Colleague Survey include:
- Physiotherapists or occupational therapists
- Social workers
- Addictions counselors
- Public health or school nurses
- Registered nurses and/or licensed practical nurses
- Clinic or office receptionist of the practice
Choose a variety of clients and/or parents/guardians based on the composition of your client population. For example, your client selection process could be:
- 25% who are parents of newborns
- 25% who are over the age of 65
- 25% who are adults with chronic illness
- 25% who are adults with acute illness/injury
If there are clients that you would like to provide feedback and they are not scheduled for a visit within the allotted timeframe, it is acceptable to mail the survey and a self-addressed stamped envelope to them.
Ideally, someone other than yourself should approach eligible clients or parents/guardians to participate in the NP-QMP™ (e.g. receptionist, ward clerk). However, in circumstances when this is not possible, it is acceptable for you to do this. Regardless of who makes the request, it must be understood by the client and/or parent/guardian that the information provided is anonymous and client care will not be affected whether they participate or not.
If you’re having difficulty supplying the number of NPs, physicians or other health providers required, please contact Pivotal Research Inc. to ask for direction.
Below are some sample surveys, which are based on the Nurse Practitioner Competency Framework: