Caring for Vulnerable Populations: Role of Academic Nurse - Managed Health Centers in Educating Nurse Practitioners

Shirley E. Van Zandt, Elizabeth D Sloand, Angela Wilkins

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Abstract

Vulnerable populations, including the uninsured, immigrants, and working poor, are at greater risk of developing health problems. Historically, nurse practitioners (NPs) have cared for this growing population. Care of these vulnerable patients requires a specific set of skills for optimum effectiveness. This article identifies the unique educational needs of NP students working with vulnerable populations in resource-scarce settings and makes recommendations for augmenting NP education to increase students' sensitivity and skill, including the use of academic nurse-managed health centers. A case study shows the NP skill development necessary in caring for these populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-131
Number of pages6
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Academic nurse-managed health centers
  • immigrants
  • NP education
  • uninsured persons
  • vulnerable populations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • LPN and LVN
  • Fundamentals and skills

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Caring for Vulnerable Populations : Role of Academic Nurse - Managed Health Centers in Educating Nurse Practitioners. / Van Zandt, Shirley E.; Sloand, Elizabeth D; Wilkins, Angela.

In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 4, No. 2, 02.2008, p. 126-131.

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