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Discussion Question:

Please review the course objectives for N492 (as stated in the syllabus). Please write a self-evaluation of your learning in the course and how you have personally met each of the stated course objectives.

Your initial posting should be at least 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook

These are some of the objectives for this course

 

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Examine nursing roles that meet the emerging health needs of individuals, families, communities and populations.
  2. Explore historical, legal, social, cultural, political, and economic forces that influence the client, nursing practice, and the health care system.
  3. Evaluate strategies that can be used by public and community health nurses to improve the health status and eliminate health disparities of vulnerable populations.
  4. Predict trends in lifestyles that will affect the health of communities and the future challenges for nursing.
  5. Plan, analyze, implement and evaluate public health surveillance and outbreak investigation
  6. Develop strategies to deliver nursing care in the preparedness, response, and recovery phases of disaster management

ASSIGNMENT 2

Evaluate how you have achieved course competencies and your plans to develop further in these areas. The course competencies for this course are as follows:

  1. Explore the historical evolution of the advance practice nurse.
  2. Differentiate the roles and scope of practice for nurses working in advanced clinical, education, administration, informatics, research, and health policy arenas.
  3. Analyze attributes of the practice arena such as access and availability, degree of consumer choice, competition, and financing that impact advanced practice nurses and their ability to effectively collaborate with other health professionals.
  4. Integrate evidence from research and theory into discussions of practice competencies, health promotion and disease prevention strategies, quality improvement, and safety standards.
  5. Identify collaborative, organizational, communication, and leadership skills in working with other professionals in healthcare facilities and/or academic institutions.
  6. Synthesize knowledge from values theory, ethics, and legal/regulatory statutes in the development of a personal philosophy for a career as an advanced practice nurse.