The DNP scholar is well-positioned to promote health and improve outcomes for many. Reflect on your future role as a DNP scholar and address the following.
Use an APA 7 style and a minimum of 200 words. Provide support from a minimum of at least three (3) scholarly sources. The scholarly source needs to be: 1) evidence-based, 2) scholarly in nature, 3) Sources should be no more than five years old (published within the last 5 years), and 4) an in-text citation. citations and references are included when information is summarized/synthesized and/or direct quotes are used, in which APA style standards apply.
• Textbooks are not considered scholarly sources.
• Wikipedia, Wikis, .com website or blogs should not be used.
Education is an important aspect of all healthcare. The goal of education in population health is to provide awareness about risk factors and resources to promote health to vulnerable populations. Although preventing all illnesses or every disaster is impossible, the risk of illness or the impact of disaster can be lessened and needed resources made available to improve lives. The unique contributions of the DNP scholar are critical to meeting the challenges of improving the nation’s health.
The key to improving health outcomes in a population or in the individual patient is through action. As a DNP leader, you are charged with shaping the future of healthcare.The complexity of today’s healthcare system, along with the increasing volume of new practices, policies, and information systems, have generated the need for the DNP scholar to bring his or her unique perspective to improving the health of the nation and enhancing health outcomes across settings. As such, the DNP scholar is a valuable contributor and health advocate for all populations.