The Future Of Nursing Education: Ensuring a Population Health Focus in Nursing Education in Washington State

 

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Deans and Directors of schools and programs of nursing in Washington State that prepare baccalaureate- and graduate-degree nurses aim to adopt a population health focus in nursing which considers the social determinants of health in all areas of nursing practice. In this paper, they describe their commitment to developing nurses who are equipped to create an equitable and healthy future by integrating population health concepts throughout nursing curricula to prepare nurses as leaders, clinicians, scholars, and policy advocates.