Being prepared as a Nurse Practitioner when entering the clinic setting is a win-win for the student, the preceptor, and most of all the patient. Safe, effective delivery of patient care requires that the nurse practitioner student understand the complexity of healthcare systems, the limits of human factors, safety design principles, characteristics of high reliability organizations, and patient safety resources. These components are critical to the preparation of safe clinicians and essential for 21st Century healthcare delivery.
Discuss how you met the Unit 2 Objectives as well as barriers to safe practice that can occur if you come to the clinic setting unprepared. Support your discussion with evidence-based practice and recommendations for improvement of safe patient care in the primary care setting.