Influencing Global Health: Creating an Interprofessional Global and Rural Health Certificate Program

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621556
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Influencing Global Health: Creating an Interprofessional Global and Rural Health Certificate Program
Other Titles:
Advancing Global Health Through Education
Author(s):
Thal, Wendy Renee; Merrill, Emily S.; Jimenez, Rosalinda
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Mu
Author Details:
Wendy Renee Thal, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, APHN-BC, Professional Experience: Dr. Thal serves as Associate Professor in the APRN Graduate program and as program coordinator for the Global Health and Rural health Certificate Program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas. She practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center, a federally qualified health center, where she provides health care to the medically underserved in our community. She received her MSN at West Texas A & M University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona. Since 2005, she has taught across multiple programs within the school of nursing in both traditional in class and online formats. Her current focus is teaching and mentoring graduate students as they develop knowledge and skills as Family Nurse Practitioners. Author Summary: Dr. Thal serves as Associate Professor in the APRN Graduate program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas. She practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center, a federally qualified health center, where she provides health care to the medically underserved in our community. Her current focus is teaching and mentoring graduate students as they develop knowledge and skills as Family Nurse Practitioners.
Abstract:

This presentation details the development process and implementation of a graduate level, inter-professional global health certificate program in a graduate level nursing program. The on- line program was developed in direct response to an identified need from the student body within the HSC. The certificate program, a set of three core courses, a total of 12 credit hours, is designed to prepare professionals with in-depth knowledge to enhance the care of populations in underserved global and rural communities both at home and abroad. Healthy People 2020 (ODPHP, N.D.) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN, N.D.) guided the development of the program content.

 

Course content is taught by expert health professionals from diverse backgrounds through various technological modalities. Foundational course content includes social determinants of health, application of theory, research, and current evidence related to access to care, culture, ethics, and health policy. Health care systems are explored, with community engagement a key concept threaded throughout the three course program. Current trends and issues in global health are explored including epidemiology, infectious and non- infectious disease processes. Health information technology, including telehealth and the application of informatics in a global health setting is explored through the use of technology with experts from around the world. The use of community health workers as part of the health care system is described through case studies and interactive activities via our online platform. The final course practicum is application of concepts as a Capstone project in a global community of the students choosing.

 

 

Completion of the program by the first pilot cohort was in summer 2016. Students reported a high overall satisfaction with the program and student reflections described personal satisfaction in working with medically underserved populations in diverse environments. Discussion will include challenges encountered in implementing the programs, lessons learned, and strategies for success.

Keywords:
global health certificate; Interprofessional; medically underserved populations
Repository Posting Date:
20-Jun-2017
Date of Publication:
20-Jun-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17A17
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleInfluencing Global Health: Creating an Interprofessional Global and Rural Health Certificate Programen_US
dc.title.alternativeAdvancing Global Health Through Educationen
dc.contributor.authorThal, Wendy Reneeen
dc.contributor.authorMerrill, Emily S.en
dc.contributor.authorJimenez, Rosalindaen
dc.contributor.departmentIota Muen
dc.author.detailsWendy Renee Thal, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, APHN-BC, Professional Experience: Dr. Thal serves as Associate Professor in the APRN Graduate program and as program coordinator for the Global Health and Rural health Certificate Program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas. She practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center, a federally qualified health center, where she provides health care to the medically underserved in our community. She received her MSN at West Texas A & M University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona. Since 2005, she has taught across multiple programs within the school of nursing in both traditional in class and online formats. Her current focus is teaching and mentoring graduate students as they develop knowledge and skills as Family Nurse Practitioners. Author Summary: Dr. Thal serves as Associate Professor in the APRN Graduate program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas. She practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center, a federally qualified health center, where she provides health care to the medically underserved in our community. Her current focus is teaching and mentoring graduate students as they develop knowledge and skills as Family Nurse Practitioners.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621556-
dc.description.abstract<p>This presentation details the development process and implementation of a graduate level, inter-professional global health certificate program in a graduate level nursing program. The on- line program was developed in direct response to an identified need from the student body within the HSC. The certificate program, a set of three core courses, a total of 12 credit hours, is designed to prepare professionals with in-depth knowledge to enhance the care of populations in underserved global and rural communities both at home and abroad. Healthy People 2020 (ODPHP, N.D.) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN, N.D.) guided the development of the program content.</p> <p> </p> <p>Course content is taught by expert health professionals from diverse backgrounds through various technological modalities. Foundational course content includes social determinants of health, application of theory, research, and current evidence related to access to care, culture, ethics, and health policy. Health care systems are explored, with community engagement a key concept threaded throughout the three course program. Current trends and issues in global health are explored including epidemiology, infectious and non- infectious disease processes. Health information technology, including telehealth and the application of informatics in a global health setting is explored through the use of technology with experts from around the world. The use of community health workers as part of the health care system is described through case studies and interactive activities via our online platform. The final course practicum is application of concepts as a Capstone project in a global community of the students choosing.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Completion of the program by the first pilot cohort was in summer 2016. Students reported a high overall satisfaction with the program and student reflections described personal satisfaction in working with medically underserved populations in diverse environments. Discussion will include challenges encountered in implementing the programs, lessons learned, and strategies for success.</p>en
dc.subjectglobal health certificateen
dc.subjectInterprofessionalen
dc.subjectmedically underserved populationsen
dc.date.available2017-06-20T20:12:11Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-20-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-20T20:12:11Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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