The Mission Of The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program Essay

1235 Words Apr 29th, 2016 null Page
1. How will you contribute to the mission of the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program in providing care to underserved communities?
Health illiteracy and lack of healthcare access in low income areas are well documented by my studies. This population is also known to have many comorbidities and a shortage of primary care providers. I want to make a difference in low income communities because they are underserved and improvised. Therefore, my contribution begins with furthering my education at Emory University. At Emory, their Family Nurse Practitioner program focuses primarily on community health, which will better prepare me to work in an underserved communities. I believe health is holistic embodying mind, body, and spirit. I want to be able to improve the overall health in the community in which I want to work. I want to contribute to these communities by promoting healthy lifestyles by providing health screening and vaccinations to promote wellness and prevent illness. Furthermore, I will impact this population by prescribing medications, educating, diagnosing, and managing chronic illness in these areas. I will be the type of provider that takes care of my patient’s physical and social needs by recognizing their social and psychology needs and make the appropriate referrals. Additionally, in order to further contribute to the mission of the program I want to advocate for future healthcare providers to practice in impoverished communities. Studies have shown that a majority…

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