Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice guides graduate-level nursing students to understand the basic concepts of epidemiology while gaining and applying statistical conceptual skills. Focusing on the importance of disease prevention and community-centered migration, this text helps students expand their knowledge base while enhancing practical application skills and stimulating research interests.
Designed to prepare advanced practice nursing students to meet the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) standards, Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice features expert insights, objectives, critical questions, and references. Topics include the role of epidemiology and statistics in advanced nursing practice, study designs and outcomes, emerging infectious diseases, genetic and environmental epidemiology, the role of culture, nursing in pandemics and emergency preparedness, and legal and ethical issues.
Table of Contents
1 Epidemiology and its Progress
2 The Role of Epidemiology and Statistics in Advanced Nursing Practice
3 Study Designs and their Outcomes
4 Nursing Resources for Epidemiology
5 Emerging Infectious Diseases
6 Screening and Prevention of Diseases
7 Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases
8 Genetic Epidemiology
9 Environmental Epidemiology
10 The Role of Culture in Epidemiology
11 Nursing in Pandemics and Emergency Preparedness
12 Legal and Ethical Issues in Epidemiology
13 Epidemiological Applications in the Clinical Nursing Sciences
About the Author(s)
Dr. Kiran Macha, MBBS, MPH-Adjunct Faculty and Research Coordinator, School of Nursing, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
Dr. Kiran Macha was educated as a physician in India. He has practiced medicine in India and the United Kingdom. After earning his MPH, he joined the faculty of the University of North Florida, School of Nursing in Jacksonville where he has taught and managed research projects with Advanced Practice Nursing students in both primary care and anesthesiology. During this period he became convinced of the value of advanced nursing practice in maintaining optimum quality and access to patient care. As the DNP curriculum was developed, the UNF faculty group became increasingly aware that current textbooks in epidemiology were mostly constructed from the viewpoint of medicine and public health. There was a need to create a text dealing with the topics related to epidemiology that would approach issues from the advanced nursing perspective. He chose to establish a group of experts who could fill that need and the concept of this text was born.
Dr. John P. McDonough, CRNA, MSN, EdD-Professor, School of Nursing, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
Dr. John McDonough is both a family nurse practitioner as well as certified registered nurse anesthetist. He is currently a full professor and School of Nursing Associate Director for Graduate Studies at the University of North Florida where he is responsible for all MSN and DNP programs. Dr. McDonough clinical and academic experiences include such areas as practice in large urban and small rural communities in both and teaching in both nursing and medical school in the United States and Europe. In addition to his civilian experience, he is a retired U.S. Army Nurse Corps officer having served in times of both peace and conflict.