Hearing about your nursing journey and passion to be an Orthopedic nurse practitioner is very inspiring. I think it’s great that Walden University aligns so well with your vision, goals and values. But I’m curious to know how you will use your experience and education to make a positive impact on society beyond your practice. As a nurse practitioner, you will be able to offer quality healthcare to your patients. But how would you like to promote positive social changes on a larger level?
According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Nurse Practitioners can contribute positively to social change through advocating healthcare policies which improve access to and quality of services for populations that are underserved (AACN 2018). What are the ways you will incorporate it into your Orthopedic Nursing Practitioner career? Do you have a particular interest in addressing certain populations or health issues?
Walden University encourages and emphasizes social change as part of its curriculum. It also stresses the importance for students to be involved in such initiatives. Do you have any plans to become involved with specific causes or initiatives while earning your degree? Walden University for example offers students the opportunity to take part in community and research-based projects via its Center for Social Change.
The fact that you have a passion for using your experience and education to create positive social change is admirable. However, I’m curious about how your plan and vision will be implemented.