Frontier Nursing University (FNU) hosted a virtual event this past fall celebrating National Nurse Practitioner Week. FNU’s Empower 2021: Creating a Culture of Caring event, presented by university faculty members along with FNU alumni and students, included seven sessions educating and celebrating nurse practitioners.
There are more than 325,000 nurse practitioners nationwide that go the extra mile each day to provide quality, equitable patient care. These free educational sessions allow nurse practitioners to further their knowledge on the latest practices and topics influencing nurse practitioner care, and a continuing education (CE) opportunity is also included.
These free recorded educational sessions are all available for viewing below:
Assessment and Screening for Substance Use Disorders in the Primary Care Setting
Presented by Dr. Beki Asti and Dr. Nancy Pesta Walsh
The National Survey on Drug Use and Abuse report found that 1 in 12 American adults have a substance use disorder. In order to address the epidemic of substance abuse disorders, primary care nurse practitioners must universally assess, screen, and diagnose all clients. Participants in this session will explore evidence-based substance abuse assessment, screening, and diagnostic tools.
Free CE Session – Novel Treatment Approaches to Substance Abuse
Presented by Dr. April Dobroth
The incidence of substance abuse in the United States has reached epidemic levels. To address this epidemic, advanced nurse practitioners must possess pharmacological competency in the treatment of common substance abuse disorders. Pharmacological treatments for common substance use disorders will be discussed during this session and participants will be eligible for pharmacologic CE credits.
This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 1.0 hour(s) of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®. Activity ID# 21095172. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity’s approval expires on October 31, 2022.
Advanced Practice Nurses: Adopting a Health Equity Lens
Presented by Dr. Paula Alexander-Delpech
Advanced practice nurses are positioned to play a major role in addressing health disparities and shaping the future of healthcare to ensure health equity. Join FNU for an inspiring session focused on adopting a health equity lens, and walk away with some key actions to take in your own practice or work environment.
Creating a Culture of Impact: Stories of Community Quality Improvement – Alumni and Faculty Panel
Moderated by Dr. Kristin Gianelis
This impactful panel presentation is hosted in collaboration with FNU’s IHI Open School Chapter. Hear stories of FNU’s mission in action through visual storytelling as nurse practitioner alumni and faculty share their community projects and initiatives for serving diverse, rural and underserved populations. After watching, viewers will be inspired by these real-life examples of quality improvement and community impact and leave with ideas to take back to their own community.
Creating a Culture of Community Engagement from a Distance – The Frontier Student Experience
Moderated by Dr. Tia Andrighetti
Frontier Nursing University is committed to students’ active engagement in their coursework with faculty and peers. FNU uses a variety of techniques throughout the curriculum to allow students to do this. Learn about the simulations, role plays, immersive discussions, games, grand rounds and other techniques Frontier currently employs.
FNP Program Q&A – Creating a Culture of Community
Presented by Dr. Katheryn Arterberry and Dr. Lisa Chappell
This session is designed for registered nurses considering the path to becoming a family nurse practitioner. By watching this session, you will find out out about FNU’s distance education program and get the inside scoop from current students about their experience. Hear about the joys and challenges of life as a nurse practitioner caring for families.
PMHNP Program Q&A – Creating a Culture of Community
Presented by FNU Dr. April Dobroth
This session is for registered nurses considering the path to providing mental health care as a PMHNP. Find out about FNU’s distance education program and get the inside scoop from current students about their experience. Hear about the joys and challenges of life as a nurse practitioner.