I am still having to remind myself that after two years of waiting I am actually getting on a plane this Sunday, bound for Colorado.
When I first applied for the 2020 cohort I was unsure where my professional nursing career was headed. I surely did not think that quality improvement would be part of my life. In the two years we have waited to attend I have completed one QI project and am in the beginning stages of three more!
Why am I attending? – I have just started to understand the power and role I can have in changing the status quo and improving patient safety. There have already been a few ah-ha! moments during the required prereading. I have a glimpse of where the concepts discussed in the books can be applied to the quality projects I am working on. The American healthcare system is fractured and the pandemic has forced us as healthcare professionals to acknowledge and address the inequalities.