Louisiana Action Coalition Needs Your Input!
We are seeking the input of all Louisiana nurse practitioners!
According to the Centers for Disease Control’s 2015 STD State Profiles, Louisiana had the highest rate in the nation for congenital syphilis and gonorrhea, the 2nd highest rate for chlamydia, and the 3rd highest rate in the nation for primary and secondary syphilis. Nurse Practitioners are the principal group of advanced practice registered nurses delivering primary care in the United States and are filling unmet needs for primary care, especially in rural and underserved areas.
The landmark Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, calls for nurses to help lead health care change. We are seeking the input of all Louisiana nurse practitioners (NPs) in this landmark assessment to help improve the screening and treatment of STDs in our state.
This survey is part of a project led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Nurse Leader initiative and the Louisiana Action Coalition. The Louisiana Action Coalition (LAC), as part of the national Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, has made promoting a culture of health and making health a shared value a major focus of its work. We are asking every licensed nurse practitioner in Louisiana to complete the NP STD Clinical Practice & Training Needs Assessment. This online assessment will assist in determining training needs that can improve clinical practice.
We hope you will take the time to participate. To complete the survey, you will need your 6-digit unique code: XXXXXX sent to you by email from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing yesterday.
The survey can be accessed by clicking https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TF77ZQZ.
By working together, it is our hope that findings from this survey will be used to develop educational programs for healthcare providers that will improve assessment and treatment of individuals with STDs in Louisiana resulting in reduced rates of STDs and better patient outcomes.
Clair Millet, DNP, APRN, PHCNS-BC
Robert Wood Johnson Public Health Nurse Leader
Louisiana Action Coalition Core Leadership Team