Nursing: Population Health: Contemporary Perspectives for Nurses
26.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
Knowledge of population health and its approach to addressing our nation’s most challenging health issues is essential for nurses practicing in the current U.S. healthcare environment. The healthcare landscape has changed drastically in the past decade. Payment models have evolved from fee-for-service and treating individuals to focusing on disease management and cost containment. This course will provide current and relevant information about population health as it applies to contemporary nursing practice.  The course presents an overview of population health via definitions and practical applications. It will discuss public health nurse standards of practice and the skills and knowledge that clinicians need in order to address modern day health issues, along with methods and strategies for tackling such health problems. Throughout the course, case examples will illustrate how to employ a population health approach to improve outcomes, not merely for individuals, but for populations.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast concepts of population health, population health management, public health, and community health.
  • Discuss determinants of health.
  • Understand the scope and standards of practice of public health nursing.
  • Identify national objectives to improve population health.
  • Describe key competencies and roles of nurses who work in population health.
  • Understand the role of data collection, analysis, and management in population health.
  • Apply population health concepts and methods to national health concerns.

About the Authors:
Michelle Doran, RN, MS, is a Professional Development Manager at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA and the Lead Nurse Planner with Western Schools. Ms. Doran’s clinical and leadership experience spans primary, acute and rehabilitation care, school nursing, and the health plan industry. Her career has been heavily rooted in community health and working with vulnerable populations in urban and rural communities. Ms. Doran received her bachelors in nursing from The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing where she was in the AmeriCorps program, and her masters in nursing leadership from Regis College. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at The George Washington University School of Nursing.

Catherine E. Johnson, PhD, RN, CNE, APHN-BC, AHN-BC, has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, and has worked in Disease Management, Information Systems, Nursing Education, School Health, and Public Health. Dr. Johnson received her bachelor’s degree from Keuka College in New York, an MBA from Western New England University, a Master’s in Nursing Education from American International College, and a PhD in Nursing Education from Capella University. She has been a Public Health Nurse and has taught Community Health in undergraduate nursing. She has also served as a Subject Matter Expert for a Community Health and Population Assessment course for Western Governor’s University. Dr. Johnson is nationally certified by the ANCC in Advanced Public Health Nursing.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.
 
 
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Population Health: Contemporary Perspectives for Nurses - N32887

26.95
About the Course:
Knowledge of population health and its approach to addressing our nation’s most challenging health issues is essential for nurses practicing in the current U.S. healthcare environment. The healthcare landscape has changed drastically in the past decade. Payment models have evolved from fee-for-service and treating individuals to focusing on disease management and cost containment. This course will provide current and relevant information about population health as it applies to contemporary nursing practice.  The course presents an overview of population health via definitions and practical applications. It will discuss public health nurse standards of practice and the skills and knowledge that clinicians need in order to address modern day health issues, along with methods and strategies for tackling such health problems. Throughout the course, case examples will illustrate how to employ a population health approach to improve outcomes, not merely for individuals, but for populations.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast concepts of population health, population health management, public health, and community health.
  • Discuss determinants of health.
  • Understand the scope and standards of practice of public health nursing.
  • Identify national objectives to improve population health.
  • Describe key competencies and roles of nurses who work in population health.
  • Understand the role of data collection, analysis, and management in population health.
  • Apply population health concepts and methods to national health concerns.

About the Authors:
Michelle Doran, RN, MS, is a Professional Development Manager at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA and the Lead Nurse Planner with Western Schools. Ms. Doran’s clinical and leadership experience spans primary, acute and rehabilitation care, school nursing, and the health plan industry. Her career has been heavily rooted in community health and working with vulnerable populations in urban and rural communities. Ms. Doran received her bachelors in nursing from The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing where she was in the AmeriCorps program, and her masters in nursing leadership from Regis College. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at The George Washington University School of Nursing.

Catherine E. Johnson, PhD, RN, CNE, APHN-BC, AHN-BC, has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, and has worked in Disease Management, Information Systems, Nursing Education, School Health, and Public Health. Dr. Johnson received her bachelor’s degree from Keuka College in New York, an MBA from Western New England University, a Master’s in Nursing Education from American International College, and a PhD in Nursing Education from Capella University. She has been a Public Health Nurse and has taught Community Health in undergraduate nursing. She has also served as a Subject Matter Expert for a Community Health and Population Assessment course for Western Governor’s University. Dr. Johnson is nationally certified by the ANCC in Advanced Public Health Nursing.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.