Nursing: We Are All Public Health Nurses: How Your Practice Impacts the Health of Humanity
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About the Webinar Course

This webinar course has been previously recorded.  

Public health involves promoting and protecting the health of populations through a holistic lens into the individual, the community, the environment, policy, and more. Every nurse, regardless of what, where and how they practice, impacts public health through prevention, education, advocacy, activism, assessment, and evaluation. This webinar includes a definition and overview of public health, key initiatives on global, national, and regional levels and discusses ways that every nurse contributes to the health of larger populations. The crucial impact of an effective, large-scale vaccination program and how nurses play a lead role is also discussed. As the country and the world continues to manage the global COVID-19 pandemic and the health of national and global populations remain a top priority, this course and the discussion is timely and relevant for all nurse audiences.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the webinar course, the learner will be able to:
  • Define public health and compare it to population health, community health and individual health.
  • Understand the important role of nurses in public health.
  • Analyze their own practice and how it influences public health.

About the Presenter:
Audrey M. Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC

Audrey M. Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC, is a family nurse practitioner with more than 40 years of clinical and public health experience. Dr. Stevenson, who holds Master of Public Health and Master of Nursing, received her Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Utah. She has worked in public health for the past 33 years and is currently Division Director of Family Health Services of the Salt Lake County Health Department in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she manages 6 public health centers and various initiatives, including the immunization program, WIC, clinical collaborations, Clinical Collaborations, Public Health Nursing, and Home Visiting programs. A family nurse practitioner, Dr. Stevenson has worked in a variety of inpatient and ambulatory settings and has been a nurse consultant to the Salt Lake City School District. She is a current faculty member of a graduate Nurse Practitioner program. She has published several articles and has been a national and international speaker on topics affecting school nurses, advanced practice nurses, and other medical and pharmacy providers. Dr. Stevenson is also a member of the statewide vaccine advisory board where she collaborates on vaccine polices and recommendations for the state. Currently, Dr. Stevenson serves as the Vaccination Branch Director for the Covid-19 Incident Command for Salt Lake County where she directs the upcoming vaccination strategies for 1.2 million residents of Salt Lake County. Dr. Stevenson was awarded the American Nurses Association Immunity Award, has received the Beatty Ward, a public health award, and was awarded the national 2016 MCH Effective Practice Award.

Content Reviewer:
Michelle Doran, DNP, MS, RN

Michelle Doran, DNP, MS, RN, is a Professional Development Manager at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. 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. Dr. Doran received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, her Master’s in Nursing Leadership from Regis College, and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at The George Washington University School of Nursing.
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We Are All Public Health Nurses: How Your Practice Impacts the Health of Humanity - N49284

15.00
About the Webinar Course

This webinar course has been previously recorded.  

Public health involves promoting and protecting the health of populations through a holistic lens into the individual, the community, the environment, policy, and more. Every nurse, regardless of what, where and how they practice, impacts public health through prevention, education, advocacy, activism, assessment, and evaluation. This webinar includes a definition and overview of public health, key initiatives on global, national, and regional levels and discusses ways that every nurse contributes to the health of larger populations. The crucial impact of an effective, large-scale vaccination program and how nurses play a lead role is also discussed. As the country and the world continues to manage the global COVID-19 pandemic and the health of national and global populations remain a top priority, this course and the discussion is timely and relevant for all nurse audiences.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the webinar course, the learner will be able to:
  • Define public health and compare it to population health, community health and individual health.
  • Understand the important role of nurses in public health.
  • Analyze their own practice and how it influences public health.

About the Presenter:
Audrey M. Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC

Audrey M. Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC, is a family nurse practitioner with more than 40 years of clinical and public health experience. Dr. Stevenson, who holds Master of Public Health and Master of Nursing, received her Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Utah. She has worked in public health for the past 33 years and is currently Division Director of Family Health Services of the Salt Lake County Health Department in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she manages 6 public health centers and various initiatives, including the immunization program, WIC, clinical collaborations, Clinical Collaborations, Public Health Nursing, and Home Visiting programs. A family nurse practitioner, Dr. Stevenson has worked in a variety of inpatient and ambulatory settings and has been a nurse consultant to the Salt Lake City School District. She is a current faculty member of a graduate Nurse Practitioner program. She has published several articles and has been a national and international speaker on topics affecting school nurses, advanced practice nurses, and other medical and pharmacy providers. Dr. Stevenson is also a member of the statewide vaccine advisory board where she collaborates on vaccine polices and recommendations for the state. Currently, Dr. Stevenson serves as the Vaccination Branch Director for the Covid-19 Incident Command for Salt Lake County where she directs the upcoming vaccination strategies for 1.2 million residents of Salt Lake County. Dr. Stevenson was awarded the American Nurses Association Immunity Award, has received the Beatty Ward, a public health award, and was awarded the national 2016 MCH Effective Practice Award.

Content Reviewer:
Michelle Doran, DNP, MS, RN

Michelle Doran, DNP, MS, RN, is a Professional Development Manager at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. 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. Dr. Doran received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, her Master’s in Nursing Leadership from Regis College, and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at The George Washington University School of Nursing.