Establishing a School Clinic: Using Lean Principles to Value Purpose


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Abstract

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY▸ Changes in state practice acts allowing advanced practice nurses to function with a full scope of practice are providing expanded opportunities for clinic development.▸ This review applied Lean principles of purpose, people, and the process of establishing a clinic while sharing firsthand experiences of developing a school clinic.▸ Building a clinic is an exciting venture that can lead to much personal satisfaction. However, without proper planning, it can also become a source of stress.▸ Utilizing a framework such as the Lean principles is strongly encouraged for anyone considering establishing a clinic.▸ These retrospective reflections may be of benefit to others and their opportunities in establishing a clinic.

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