I am a senior nursing student currently in my community rotation, or also known as my rural rotation. I have been placed in a very rural, far distance town from where I live. I am placed in the county Health Department where the daily patient census averages about 4 in an 8 hour period. I am having trouble thinking of a capstone presentation idea. I am to present to a group of people in the county with a topic from Healthy People 2020. All the topics I am passionate about would not be accepted in this community, due to "southern traditions". The best ideas I can come up with are sexual health and std/pregnancy prevention in the school system; the only high school here or immunizations. I would like to do face to face patient education, but I don't think this would be effective since our patient population that visits is so low. I would so very thankful for any ideas from anyone, and especially if anyone has been in this type of situation.
Thank you all so much!