Health Care Environment
The health care environment is in a state of perpetual change. This in return directly impacts the profession of nursing. A health care environment is not just the physical building a service is provided in. It also includes the culture, population, and demographics connected to the organization.
The health care environment can be looked at on a local, state, or federal level. This rapidly changing health care environment requires nurses to stay abreast of evidence-based practice in order to maintain quality patient care. "Change will continue in the health care system, necessitating continuing education to empower nurses to be proactive, not just reactive" (Yoder-Wise, 2011, p. 182).
Supporting artifacts for this outcome include educational resources completed in my final Capstone class. A STI education program was created. The staff was trained, and the education pieces were implemented in a local health department. The brochure is completed, however the PowerPoint is in the process of being narrated. The practicum required 120+ hours to complete in addition to the required classroom assignments.
NURS 792 - Brochure STI CCPHD
NURS 792 - Sexually Transmitted Infections