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Date: march 5, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 Pm (ET)

Webinar Overview

Oral health has a significant impact on the overall health and well-being of people across the life span. Employed adults lose more than 164 million work hours annually due to oral health problems and dental visits.  Dental caries (tooth decay) is the most common chronic childhood disease...five times more common than asthma!  Advanced Practice nurses have a key role to play in promoting oral-systemic health. This webinar will provide the participant with an overview of compelling access, workforce, and health disparities issues related to oral health and it link to overall health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and cancer (IOM, 2011; Healthy People 2020). The presenters will provide strategies and resources for faculty to use in integrating oral health competencies and content in graduate programs. Strategies will also be relevant to engaging learners from different professions in innovative interprofessional oral-systemic health teaching learning experiences that use technology to promote collaborative practice.

Webinar Speaker

Dorsen Caroline Dorsen, MSN, FNP-BC

Caroline Dorsen is a Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) with over two decades of experience as a health educator, RN and NP. She received a BA from UC Berkeley in anthropology, a BS in nursing from NYU and a MSN from Yale, all magna cum laude. An adjunct professor of nursing at NYU since 2003, she joined the faculty full-time in 2005 as the Coordinator of the Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program. In 2012 she became the inaugural coordinator of NYU’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Caroline specializes in health promotion, disease prevention and reduction of healthcare disparities for underserved populations including new immigrants, the homeless and LGBT persons. She has been a primary care provider at numerous community health centers and was a founding member of the NYU College of Nursing Faculty Practice. In her current clinical practice she provides full scope primary care to homeless adolescents and adults. Among her many honors and awards are the Spirit of Nursing Award, the NYU Founder’s day award, the Helene Fuld Scholar and Distinguished Scholar awards and the 2007 Vernice Ferguson faculty scholar award . She is currently writing her dissertation on NP attitudes towards LGBT patients.

HaberJudith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN

Dr. Haber is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing. For the past 13 years she has been the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the NYU College of Nursing where she has been the academic leader for 15 master’s programs, including eight nurse practitioner programs, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program. She is also the leader of two NYU College of nursing managed centers, both nurse practitioner managed primary care practices. Dr. Haber is internationally recognized as a clinician and educator in psychiatric-mental health nursing as well as for her award winning classic textbook Comprehensive Psychiatric Nursing. Dr. Haber is also an internationally recognized expert in evidence-based practice; she is editor of the award winning text, Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-based Practice, now in its 7th edition and translated into five languages. She is the author of over 80 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on psychiatric nursing, advanced practice nursing, and evidence-based practice, is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and the recipient of numerous federal and foundation program grants.

Hallas Donna Hallas, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP

Dr. Hallas is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner who has 20 years of experience as a PNP caring for at-risk children and their families. Her clinical practice and mentoring of the NYU College of Nursing PNP students in clinical practice settings has resulted in several publications with her students on major issues in primary health care. Dr. Hallas’ nursing research focuses on pediatric health care for underserved and high risk populations. Her first qualitative study examined the attachment relationships between foster care parents and foster care children. Her next qualitative study examined the absence of the mother daughter relationship. A major theme was the significance of ‘letting go’ as part of the healing process. One outcome from both of these studies was the raised question on ways that women who experienced a significant personal loss in their childhood were able to provide nurturing emotional development for their own toddlers. She recently completed a funded randomized controlled trial that examined the effectiveness of a parenting intervention to improve the social-emotional development of toddlers and improve maternal confidence. From this study, a qualitative study examining the social-emotional development of toddlers who have a chronic medical illness has been designed and will be implemented in 2011.

Jablonski Rita A. Jablonski, PhD, RN, ANP-BC

Dr. Rita Anne Jablonski is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing. She is also a Scientist in UAB’s Center for Aging. Dr. Jablonski has worked with older adults in multiple clinical settings, including intensive care units, general medical units, emergency departments, skilled nursing facilities, and primary care. In addition to her clinical and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Jablonski is the principal investigator for an NIH-funded  study, Reducing Care-Resistant Behaviors During Oral Hygiene in Persons with Dementia ($1.4 million, 4 years). She is also the nursing content editor for the Portal of Geriatric Online Education and a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Gerontological Nursing.

Webinar Recording

AACN Member Faculty Recording

NOTE: Only faculty of AACN Member Schools can participate in this AACN Faculty Webinar. You must be a member of the AACN Collaboration Community to view this Webinar. Please contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at apierce@aacn.nche.edu for access.