"In less than 300 pages, this book nicely integrates epidemiological concepts, evidence-based practice in population health, and program development and evaluation....Authors describe epidemiological research designs, research synthesis, and evidence assessment--knowledge essential for advanced practice nurses working with populations or in the community. Another highlight in this book is the assessment of health program quality and population health outcomes."--Journal of Community Health Nursing
Population-Based Nursing is the first text designed specifically for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) core competencies in epidemiology and population health. This unique guide addresses essential areas of content recommended by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to ensure graduate students are adequately prepared to enter the nursing field.
This groundbreaking textbook provides readers with the information they need to identify health care needs at the population level and to improve population outcomes, two important core competencies outlined by AACN for all DNP programs.Key Features:
- Content on acute, sub-acute, and long term care, and community population health
- Case studies with examples of successful strategies that nurses have used to improve population outcomesHigh-level application activities that aim to help readers achieve Healthy People 2020 health initiatives and improve population health
- Information on the identification of health care disparities and the strategies for eliminating or mitigating them