This presentation will outline the project implemented at a campus student health clinic to address care of LGBTQ+ individuals. During this project, evidence-based interventions were made to increase the cultural competence at the clinic. The interventions focused on staff education as well as changes within the physical environment of the clinic. Education for all staff that focused on health disparities among sexual minorities, and how to overcome these challenges was completed. In addition, steps were taken to create a welcoming, safe environment for LGBTQ+ clients. Successes and challenges from this project will be shared as well as information on how to implement culturally-competent care at other clients.
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Michelle Van Der Wege, DNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Fort Hays State University

Michelle became a nurse practitioner in 2016, and completed a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at FHSU in 2020. She is passionate about ensuring all people have access to quality health care. With this passion in mind, she implemented a DNP project at a student health clinic to increase access to healthcare for LGBTQ individuals on campus. In addition to working at the FHSU Student Health Clinic, she works full time as an Assistant Professor in the FHSU nursing department where she teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.