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Opening Session: Improving access to healthcare: Nurse practitioners answering the call

Welcome to Frontier Nursing University's virtual event in celebration of National Nurse Practitioner Week and our opening session: Improving access to healthcare: Nurse practitioners answering the call. Nurse practitioners are poised to increase access to primary care. The number of NPs has increased to 234,000. This presentation will review provider data in primary care and discuss ways to improve nurse practitioner practice to increase access to healthcare.

Using Social Justice to Teach Policy, Advocacy and Scholarship in a DNP Program

Although ethical content is required for all levels of nursing education, it frequently gets short shrift. Social justice is the branch of ethics that addresses the justice of relations between groups, such as populations, programs, policies and organizations. Students also sometimes find ethical content too far removed from “real” nursing, not clinically focused enough, and social justice even farther removed. In this session, we will review what we know about the challenges of teaching social justice and policy in the Frontier DNP program.

Free CE Session: FDA Upscheduling of Hydrocodone and the Effect on Nurse Practitioner’s Pain Management Practices

This Free CE Session will be available until November 13, 2019. Advanced practice registered nurses are expert clinicians who take a comprehensive approach to healthcare, using clinical expertise to diagnose and treat health conditions in primary, acute and specialty care settings with a focus on disease prevention and health management. The APRN’s scope of practice varies by state, with autonomous practice in only 24 states. These clinicians have lobbied for a unified Consensus Model for independent practice across the United States allowing them to practice to their full educational level. A recent change in narcotic medication scheduling has created yet another barrier for APRNs.

Encouraging Culturally Competent Care to LGBT Patients

This presentation will focus on the specific needs of LGBT population and how they might be met by the advanced practice nurse. Topics will include health disparities, health concerns for both youth and aging LGBT patients, and how healthcare providers can improve.

Patient Care: Back to Basics

This session will highlight the work of nurse Maude Callen who provided care the poor, and women of color in the South from 1920-1970's. The presentation will focus on cultural competency when providing care to communities of color and vulnerable, underserved populations.

The Integration of Mental Health Services into Primary Care

Daily Theme: Improving Care Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship  The integration of mental health services into the primary care setting is in close alignment with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) triple aim to increase patient satisfaction and access to care, improved health of communities, and decrease per capita costs of care. The purpose of this project […]

The DNP: Helping Provide Right Care to the LGBT Community

The LGBTQ population is one that is often discriminated or invisible in health care. As a Nurse Practitioner in a large urban student health center, my passion for working with this population fostered this quality improvement project in pursuit of the DNP at Frontier. It established a means to identify patients who identify as gender and sexual minorities through the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) information and move the student health center towards providing right care to avoid health disparities for these patients.

Improving the Family’s Experience: Every Encounter Matters

This session will use current evidence and story telling to guide providers in activities that can be used to enhance client satisfaction and safety. Effective communication, caring, and civility in the clinical setting will be discussed. Learn how to make every client encounter matter- from reception, to provider, to lab. Each interaction influences the patient and family's experience. Today's consumer demands and deserves more than an accurate diagnosis- they deserve an optimal experience.

Breaking the Cycle of ACEs

Over half of the U.S. population has suffered least one adverse childhood experience, which includes various types of abuse and household dysfunction. Health literature has repeatedly linked adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) with unfavorable adult health outcomes including mental illness, various chronic illnesses, disability, and early death. Toxic stress resulting from ACEs affects brain development in infants and young children and changes the architecture of the brain. These changes influence behavior, learning, and overall health. In order to provide appropriate care to ACE survivors, it is important for nurse practitioners to be aware of the detrimental effects of ACEs on adult health.

Delivering Hope: The role of education in preparing advanced practice nurses in palliative and EOL care

The similarities between birth and death are striking. There is a sacredness in being in the presence of someone taking their first and last breath. Advocates for both insist they are natural processes that deliver hope, empower patients, while avoiding distress. However, rather than embracing this concept, palliative and EOL care has been stigmatized in the United States and is most evident in the training of healthcare providers.

Family-centered Care in a Rural, School-based Health Center

In South Africa, families have deficient knowledge of early childhood development. Families are often not included in their child’s health care decisions. The new, school-based health center had no wellness visits, family-centered care model or health education in place prior to the intervention. The project aim was to increase family-centered care by 30% by engaging in open communication with parents and guardians of children under six at the school-based health center over 90 days.

Nurse Practitioners Changing Healthcare: How Can I Make a Difference?

This "reflections" session will reflect on many of the key messages from the sessions shared during FNU's 2017 Virtual Event for National Nurse Practitioner Week. Are you wondering "How can I make a difference?" or "What steps can I take to make a change?" Join us as we reflect on some of the key take-aways from the week and the action steps that you can take as a current or future nurse practitioner to truly make a difference in family care.