This week we discussed accreditation standards. I especially enjoyed the critical thinking assignment this week where we were able to review the HCAHPS surveys and the questions on them. It really made me think about how influential nurses are when it comes to patient perception of the facility. Nurses are with the patients constantly and are basically the faces that the patients will associate with the facility. I knew that my role as a nurse was influential, but I didn’t realize how much my patient care could affect the funding the hospital receives. This assignment inspired me to always try to improve in my patient care and truly listen to my patients.