4120.3 Linking Education and Practice for Excellence in Public Health Nursing (LEAP)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM
The "LEAP PHN" Leaders project was developed to address community nursing workforce issues in rural/frontier states. Rural populations are often identified as "vulnerable populations" due to geographical, occupational and socio-cultural factors. Session speakers will also discuss academic/practice linkages that are designed to improve nursing education.
Session Objectives: Describe an innovative curriculum incorporating PHN competencies into a RN/BSN completion program. Discuss the value of academic/practice linkages to improve contemporary nursing education.
Alexandra A. Garcia, PhD, RN, APRN-BC

10:30 AM
Learning to Manage a "Flat World”: Advanced Public Health Nursing Education at the Edge
Ann H. Cary, PhD MPH RN A-CCC, Pamela Levin, PhD, RNC, Pamela A. Kulbok, DNSc, APRN, BC, Jeanne Leffers, PhD, APRN, BC, Mary Molle, RN, PhD, PHN, CNS, PHCNS-BC and Barbara J. Polivka, PhD, RN
10:50 AM
LEAP: Public Health Leaders Project to Improve Capacity of a Rural Nursing Workforce
Connie Diaz Swearingen, MSN, APRN, BC and Pamela Clarke, PhD
11:10 AM
Leaping forward in linking academia and practice for improvement of nursing education
Susan J. Zahner, DrPH, RN and Marilyn Haynes-Brokopp, MS, RN, BC

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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