Lindsay Bratton Mullins, PhD, FNP-BC presented her work, as a poster presentation, at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2015 National Conference which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 9-14, 2015. Her presentation was entitled, “Nurse Practitioners and Population-Level Healthcare in the Southern United States: Regulatory and Practice Implications”.. The abstract of Dr. Bratton Mullins presentation below:
Nurse Practitioners and Population-Level Healthcare in the Southern United States: Regulatory and Practice Implications
Southern United States populations are becoming older and more ethnically diverse and at the same time have disproportionate rates of chronic illnesses, a higher poverty rate, and less access to healthcare. As the nation shifts from institute-based care to primary, preventive, and population level care so should the provider. To date, quality and effective care outcomes for older individuals have been demonstrated by nurse practitioners. Louisiana state regulations for nurse practitioners clearly describe the role of a nurse practitioner in individual care but lack description of community and population care. Because of their educational preparation, nurse practitioners are equipped to assess communities, form relationships, and account for local context and culture which is critical to develop sustainable community-level health programming.
The role of the nurse practitioner in assessing communities and creating culturally-informed community programming based on assessment findings is neither clear nor have outcomes been measured. Therefore, a need exists for clear description of nurse practitioners’ scope of practice to include population-level care, avenues for revenue generation at the population-level, and details about unique physician collaborations or autonomous practice in the community. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the role of a nurse practitioner-led community model for older adults, to describe current Louisiana state practice regulations for nurse practitioners, and to make recommendations for nurse practitioner care of communities and populations to generate revenue, collaborate with physicians, and to evolve practice.
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Our Lady of the Lake College Student Named
Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact
Baton Rouge, LA – From across the country, college and university presidents ⎯ all members of Campus Compact ⎯ have nominated promising student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in their community to be Newman Civic Fellows. Among the Newman Civic Fellows Award honorees for 2015 is OLOL College student Emily Lasseigne, who through her service, research, and advocacy, is making the most of her college experiences to better understand the root causes of social issues and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change.
“Emily is a strong student leader, always ready to serve,” explains Tina S. Holland, Ph.D., President of Our Lady of the Lake College. “Her desire to help others leads her to think sincerely and critically about social issues and to creatively devise a solution.”
Emily Lasseigne is in her fourth year pursuing a Biology degree in Human Medicine. For four years she has served in leadership roles on campus. She has mentored freshmen and college-bound high school students, she has worked collaboratively as the Beta Sigma Mu President to make information available to pre-advanced degree seeking students, and she serves presently in the highest office of the Student Ambassador (SA) Leadership Program. Sparked by an experience volunteering with a hospice organization, Lasseigne has demonstrated a desire to raise awareness for end-of-life directives, and this calling ultimately led to an extra-curricular research project. Currently she plans to help others by becoming a Physician Assistant.
“I have a passion for the political and emotional issues that arise when an individual is dying,” Lasseigne says. “There is a lack of education on the importance of completing advanced directives, and I have recently finished a research project addressing end-of-life issues and determining better ways to educate individuals on the matter. “
Lasseigne is among two hundred student leaders honored by Campus Compact for their leadership and inspirational commitment to serving the community. According to Campus Compact, “This year’s record amount of Fellows will leverage an even greater capacity for engagement and change through online networking. In keeping with their generation’s emphasis on networks over hierarchies, Newman Civic Fellows will share ideas and materials to further their work through an exclusive online community especially for Fellows.“
“These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world,” notes Campus Compact Board Richard Guarasci, president of Wagner College (NY).
Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million+ students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. For more information about the organization and the award, visit http://www.compact.org.
About Our Lady of the Lake College
Offering doctoral, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate degrees, Our Lady of the Lake College is a four-year, independent Catholic institution, providing a strong foundation in the liberal arts and continuing its highly-regarded health sciences and nursing programs. Established in 1923 as a nursing school by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady (FMOL), Our Lady of the Lake College holds to a Franciscan tradition of service, offering a healing and spiritual presence for the community and especially those most in need. To learn more about Our Lady of the Lake College, please visit www.ololcollege.edu.