The Doctor of Nursing Practice: Promoting Partnerships and Reducing Health Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621833
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
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Poster
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N/A
Title:
The Doctor of Nursing Practice: Promoting Partnerships and Reducing Health Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations
Author(s):
Whitaker-Brown, Charlene DeNyse; Cornelius, Judith
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Iota
Author Details:
Charlene D. Whitaker-Brown, DNP, MSN, FNP-C; Judith Cornelius
Abstract:

The purpose of this presentation is to describe how a collaborative environment was created between two universities to support Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students as they build their programs of scholarly activity to meet the needs of our vulnerable populations.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) and Western Carolina University (WCU) established a partnership called the UNC Charlotte/WCU Dual DNP program,awarding the terminal degree of the DNP. Together these two institutions connected to provide the context for the Dual DNP program development, implementation and evaluation.

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. Located in the state's largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System ( UNCC, 2016). In contrast as the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s natural diversity. Founded in 1889 Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs (WCU, 2016).

This is a case history describing the innovative approach of the collaborative process two universities shared to build a growing and successful accredited DNP Program. The first step in developing a successful collaborative environment was planning the partnership. Next, effective approaches in assisting students with their scholarship were identified. DNP students were encouraged to engage in interdisciplinary, scholarly work as they expand and improve innovative methods to deliver care to our most vulnerable populations. Finally, program evaluation was significant in the identification of critical elements of an effective partnership.

Universities must provide the needed opportunities, resources, and mentoring to support both faculty and their students. Successful inter-institutional collaboration and university investment in the development of the Dual DNP Program has helped to increase the knowledge and skills of DNP students as they build their programs of scholarly activity to effect change in vulnerable populations served.

Keywords:
Disparities; Partnerships; Vulnerable
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST344
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
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.

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dc.titleThe Doctor of Nursing Practice: Promoting Partnerships and Reducing Health Disparities Among Vulnerable Populationsen
dc.contributor.authorWhitaker-Brown, Charlene DeNyseen
dc.contributor.authorCornelius, Judithen
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Iotaen
dc.author.detailsCharlene D. Whitaker-Brown, DNP, MSN, FNP-C; Judith Corneliusen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621833-
dc.description.abstract<p><span>The purpose of this presentation is to describe how a collaborative environment was created between two universities to support Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students as they build their programs of scholarly activity to meet the needs of our vulnerable populations.</span></p> <p>The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) and Western Carolina University (WCU) established a partnership called the UNC Charlotte/WCU Dual DNP program<strong>,</strong>awarding the terminal degree of the DNP. Together these two institutions connected to provide the context for the Dual DNP program development, implementation and evaluation.</p> <p>UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. Located in the state's largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System ( UNCC, 2016). In contrast as the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s natural diversity. Founded in 1889 Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs (WCU, 2016).</p> <p>This is a case history describing the innovative approach of the collaborative process two universities shared to build a growing and successful accredited DNP Program. The first step in developing a successful collaborative environment was planning the partnership. Next, effective approaches in assisting students with their scholarship were identified. DNP students were encouraged to engage in interdisciplinary, scholarly work as they expand and improve innovative methods to deliver care to our most vulnerable populations. Finally, program evaluation was significant in the identification of critical elements of an effective partnership.</p> <p>Universities must provide the needed opportunities, resources, and mentoring to support both faculty and their students. Successful inter-institutional collaboration and university investment in the development of the Dual DNP Program has helped to increase the knowledge and skills of DNP students as they build their programs of scholarly activity to effect change in vulnerable populations served.</p>en
dc.subjectDisparitiesen
dc.subjectPartnershipsen
dc.subjectVulnerableen
dc.date.available2017-07-13T19:32:23Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-13-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-13T19:32:23Z-
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
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.-
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