Haitian American Nurses Case Study Summary

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This entry will discuss the DNP student peer-reviewed presentation at the Haitian American Nurses Association (H.A.N.A) monthly meeting on March 18, 2017. The DNP student had the opportunity to speak to members who were non-health professionals, nursing students, nurses, ARNP’s and DNP’s. The DNP student had the chance to prepare for this presentation with her mentor Dr. Marie Etienne. Preparation was done via a conference call. H.AN.A’s meeting was from 7:00PM to 10:00 PM. This same day all members and guests also had the opportunity to hear a short presentation from St. Fort Funeral Home. The representative stated that the Haitian community has a tendency to wait until the last minute to plan for end-of-life or they do not plan at all. The DNP could not agree more with that statement. DNP essential five: Health Care Policy for Advocacy in Health Care should be placed as top priority. This advocacy for end-of-life care planning is not only for the Haitian …show more content…

The DNP student implied that this program was funded by the Florida Blue Foundation. The DNP student discussed the process and challenges endured during the program. The outcome of being a participant in this program was the opportunity to connect with other nurse leaders, and learn the process of policy development build on leadership skills. Several individuals in the audience wanted to know more in details about the student’s DNP project. The DNP student stated that she has not implemented her project yet and it could not be discussed at the moment. The DNP student did discuss on how everyone, whether a nurse or not, can advocate for the community. The DNP discussed on the pros on advancing one’s education. DNP essential eight: Advanced Nursing Practice is not just entitiled to practice in hospitals. These individuals practice in hospitals, clinics, home health, and in the

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