AELP ’22 – Pre-Arrival Post

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.