Decent Essays
The shift in the health care management from individual disease management to the population health care approach has been a driven force for the recommendation by the institute of medicine (IOM) in the United States (Sickora, & Chase, 2014). Some of the recommendations include that the advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) to operate more efficiently, practice to their full professional scope, and in a cost effective manner. In light of this, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (ANCN) in 2004, endorsed that the training for APRN should receive training to the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree level (Potempa, 2011). In addition, the ANCN stipulated the education and competency roles of the DNP nurses to include eight…show more content…
I learned a lot about different interventions for at-risks population, and their significance to my career as a nurse practitioner, and most significantly for my upcoming DNP project. My experiences throughout this eight-week course have been a memorable one. The first-week class objective was to differentiate the relationship and the role of epidemiology, biostatistics, disease prevention, and the interprofessional role of the DNP nurses. Similarly, I learned about different frameworks for at-risk population, for instance, the vulnerable population conceptual model (1945). Even though this model is old, I found it comparatively fascinating. In the discussion section, we conferred about the differences between individual and population-intervention, and the identification of four population health issues in our community. By reconnoitering these models, it enhances my understanding on how pertinent these models are in high-risk population health care practices and their usefulness in my forthcoming DNP
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