Academy of Nursing & Health Sciences: Diversity, Disparities and Health Determinants

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308668
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Academy of Nursing & Health Sciences: Diversity, Disparities and Health Determinants
Author(s):
Polifroni, E. Carol
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Mu
Author Details:
E. Carol Polifroni, RN, EdD, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF, carol.polifroni@uconn.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Academy of Nursing and Health Sciences was designed more than 8 years ago to enhance the preparedness of an inner city school's students for collegiate education. One of its objectives was to motivate students by immersing them in a specialty area of their expressed interest. Since that time, the program has been expanded beyond nursing to all of health sciences and its vision is clear...to prepare students for successful completion of a baccalaureate program in nursing or health sciences. This presentation will share the challenges, hurdles cleared and lessons learned of creating a specialty high school that, when fully operational at maximum capacity and efficiency, will expand the opportunity for increased diversity of the nursing and health science workforce and decrease disparities in health care delivery through a concentrated focus on determinants of health. Selected outcomes will be presented and examined such as improving graduation rates from 17% to 90%, elimination of social promotion, decrease of teen pregnancy rate by 75%, increase in collegiate applications by 75% and enrollment in colleges by 180%. The impact of these outcomes will be addressed as industry embraces the academy and its goals. Motivation of a population that defines hope and their understanding of the future in a manner different than that of the author will be explored as a determinant of health and an impetus for social change. Utilization of incentives will be discussed with outcomes shared. The author’s goal is to actively engage the audience through provocative questions and idea sharing.

Keywords:
Disparities; Determinants; Diversity
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAcademy of Nursing & Health Sciences: Diversity, Disparities and Health Determinantsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPolifroni, E. Carolen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentMuen_GB
dc.author.detailsE. Carol Polifroni, RN, EdD, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF, carol.polifroni@uconn.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308668-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><p>The <strong>Academy of Nursing and Health Sciences</strong> was designed more than 8 years ago to enhance the preparedness of an inner city school's students for collegiate education. One of its objectives was to motivate students by immersing them in a specialty area of their expressed interest. Since that time, the program has been expanded beyond nursing to all of health sciences and its vision is clear...to prepare students for successful completion of a baccalaureate program in nursing or health sciences. This presentation will share the challenges, hurdles cleared and lessons learned of creating a specialty high school that, when fully operational at maximum capacity and efficiency, will expand the opportunity for increased diversity of the nursing and health science workforce and decrease disparities in health care delivery through a concentrated focus on determinants of health. <strong>Selected outcomes</strong> will be presented and examined such as improving graduation rates from 17% to 90%, elimination of social promotion, decrease of teen pregnancy rate by 75%, increase in collegiate applications by 75% and enrollment in colleges by 180%. The impact of these outcomes will be addressed as industry embraces the academy and its goals. Motivation of a population that defines hope and their understanding of the future in a manner different than that of the author will be explored as a determinant of health and an impetus for social change. Utilization of incentives will be discussed with outcomes shared. The author’s goal is to actively engage the audience through <strong>provocative questions and idea sharing</strong>.en_GB
dc.subjectDisparitiesen_GB
dc.subjectDeterminantsen_GB
dc.subjectDiversityen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:31Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:31Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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