Today's Nurse Practitioner
Join our panel of experts as they discuss the latest trends in the nurse practitioner field and explain how the three nurse practitioner (NP) specializations in Walden’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program can prepare you for a career in this rewarding profession.
The webinar will include:
Dr. Joan Stanley, director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, will discuss the consensus model and implications for all Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).
Dr. Laurie Kennedy-Malone, a professor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and national expert on gerontology, will discuss the increasing importance of gerontology and how practitioners in this specialization can treat all populations over the age of 13—not just seniors.
Dr. Linda Steele, director of Walden’s nurse practitioner program, will provide an overview of the three specializations: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNPs), Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP), and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She will also discuss why the two adult specializations are good alternatives to the FNP practitioner program, which has reached capacity.
Vector-borne Diseases. Are You at Risk?
World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. The day provides an opportunity for organizations and individuals in every community to get involved in activities that can lead to better health.
This year, World Health Day 2014 aimed to raise awareness of vector-borne diseases. To support this theme, Walden University and partner institutions in the Laureate International Universities network came together to share examples of research that address the issue of vector-borne diseases in different communities around the world.
The webinar featured Walden University faculty member Dr. Aimee Ferraro. Dr. Ferraro has 15 years of experience conducting mixed-method research within a variety of public health settings, including nonprofits, universities, and government agencies. Since completing a CDC/CSTE applied epidemiology fellowship with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Dr. Ferraro has been conducting epidemiological research on infectious diseases in Lima, Peru.
Dr. Ferraro was accompanied by a leading faculty member and a recent graduate from two other universities in the Laureate International Universities network who also contributed to this special World Health Day 2014 webinar.
Heart Smart: Live Heart Healthy
You are invited to watch the on-demand presentation of “Heart Smart: Live Heart Healthy,” a webinar presented by Walden’s College of Health Sciences.
This special webinar, in recognition of American Heart Month, featured the expertise of Dr. Pamela Ouyang, director of the Johns Hopkins Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center; Dr. Michelle Burcin, Walden School of Health Sciences faculty; and Dr. Maria Rodriguez, Walden School of Nursing faculty. The panel discussed:
- Basic facts about heart disease.
- Risk factors, prevention, and treatment.
- Practical tips for heart-healthy living, including nutrition and physical activity.
Walden’s M.P.H. Program
During this presentation, you will hear from Dr. Jorg Westermann, Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences, and Dr. Jennifer Perkins and Dr Richard Jimenez, faculty members in the M.P.H. program. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the program, the intricacies of being a student in the program, and the panel’s professional experiences. This will enable you to gain insight into the student-faculty relationship at Walden.
In addition, Ruba Kawafha, a current Walden M.P.H. student located in Jordan, will share her insights and experiences with the program and being an international student at Walden.
This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about what makes Walden’s M.P.H. program unique and to ask questions of our faculty members and a current student.
An Objective Look at the New Healthcare Legislation
Walden University’s College of Health Sciences is pleased to offer you the opportunity to gain insight on the new healthcare landscape from a renowned industry expert. We invite you to view the Walden On-Demand webinar "An Objective Look at the New Healthcare Legislation."
Todd C. Linden, FACHE, president and CEO of Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell, Iowa, discussed and reviewed the new healthcare legislation as it relates to healthcare professionals in public health, nursing, and healthcare administration. You’ll hear about what is and is not covered in the new legislation, who it affects and how, and the timing for implementing the new laws.
Mr. Linden, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, is a frequent speaker at national conferences and state hospital associations. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on healthcare issues, and he led a national effort to add language to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 that addressed the inequitable Medicare reimbursement level for mid-sized rural hospitals in the United States.
Please note, the opening slide does not change until 6 minutes into the presentation.
An Objective Look at the New Healthcare Legislation (pdf)