For this assignment, you are given a real-world scenario as follows:
The Health Commissioner of the state health department wants to commemorate public health nurses at a press conference during Nurses’ Week in May. As one of the nurse consultants at the state office, you have been assigned to develop talking points for the State Health Commissioner’s presentation. The topic you have been assigned is on the history of the role of nursing in the development of public health. There will be other topics discussed and an award given for the public health nurse of the year. She has scheduled 15-20 minutes for this presentation on the history.
Create 5-10 talking points for the presentation but no more than 2 pages. Each talking point should be between 2-4 sentences. Please indicate each talking point with a bullet. Each talking point should include one succinct message. Statistics can be used but must be interesting and easy for a general audience to understand. Below is a sample.
- Up to 20% of pregnant women and new mothers experience moderate to severe symptoms of depression. That would mean that in Virginia in 2009, of the 104,979 live births an estimated 20,996 mothers struggled with moderate to severe perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. (VDH, Division of Health Statistics, 2009)