FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY’S PROJECT TO EDUCATE NURSES IN PRIMARY CARE DELIVERY
As the nursing career’s evolving objectives in the midst of the struggling healthcare industry, a new project at Florida Atlantic University aims to provide nurses an educational program in primary care delivery.
The four-year project entitled, "Caring-based Academic Partnerships in Excellence RNs in Primary Care,” aims to recruit and prepare nursing students and RNs to practice the full scope of their license in community-based primary care teams, spearheaded by Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.
“The overarching goal of our project is to create healthier communities in rural and underserved populations,” Karethy A. Edwards, DrPH, APRN, project director, associate dean of academic programs and a professor in FAU’s College of Nursing says in a news release. “With this latest grant from HRSA, we will educate and provide clinical training to establish a primary care workforce of students with a bachelor of science in nursing degree who are practice ready and willing to serve our veterans and patients in rural and underserved communities.”
Stated in an article, FAU has partnered with the West Palm Beach Veteran Affairs Medical Center and their interprofessional health care teams who offer services in 26 major care clinics; Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale; Community Health of South Florida, Inc. in Miami; Caridad Center in Boynton Beach; and FAU’s Community Health Center in West Palm Beach.
According to the 2016 National Healthcare Quality & Disparities report, Florida ranked weak on person-centered care, patient-centered access to care, and chronic care, as compared to other 50 states.
Together with its community-based partners, the project targets to:
- Provide high-quality and accessible primary care services
- Support a diverse group of primary care oriented BSN students
- Develop RN preceptors' knowledge, skills, and experiences to equip them to exercise at the full range of their licenses
- Generate and apply evidence-based learning experiences
- Shape a value-added model and team to develop and execute strategies to connect program graduates with primary care employment openings that serve veterans and rural and underserved populations
Erudite Nursing Education™ aims to provide new developments in the nursing curriculum for nursing aspirants. In order to equip them in their noble journey in the service of the general public.
The institute salutes numerous educational institutions in their on-going efforts and objectives to fill in the gaps in the nursing industry.
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