This week in class we discussed strategic planning and health policy. I was not familiar with either of these subjects prior to this week. I thought that this information was very beneficial in teaching nurses in leadership positions how to plan for the future, even though there are many changes that can occur. I thought that thinking of courses and programs to add to the UVU Nursing Program were great ways to apply some of the concepts we learned. If I’m ever in a leadership position, I will use the information from this week to plan ahead for the benefit of the employees and patients while still being able to adjust the plan for future changes.