Nursing: Population Health: Contemporary Perspectives for Nurses

22.95
Online
Elective
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.
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Nursing: Population Health: Contemporary Perspectives for Nurses

22.95
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.