Project Director; Dr. Annette Wright
Project Title: Culturally Competent, Distance Accessible Doctorate of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioner with Advanced Management of Diabetes (CCDNP-AMD) Program
This project seeks to increase the number of advanced practice primary and acute care providers with AMD skills in one of the nation’s most needy regions: AL, GA, MS and TN. Much of the population in this region is underserved.
Currently 333,500 (1 in 10) Alabamians have been diagnosed with diabetes; however, it is estimated that another 200,000 have diabetes, but are unaware.
With the continuing and dramatic increase in the number of individuals with new cases of diabetes, shortages of nurse practitioners and physicians in Alabama with multiple morbidity and mortality rates that far surpass the national averages for diabetes-related problems, and a minority population that exceeds the national rate, there is a large unmet need for health care services for persons with diabetes in AL, MS, TN, and GA. Currently, there are no AMD programs in the state of Alabama
The objectives of this project are to;
· Develop a distance accessible (DA) Doctorate of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioner with Advanced Management of Diabetes (CCDNP-AMD)
· Integrate Health Disparities and Cultural Competence content into all courses
· Recruit, enroll, and retain graduate-prepared nurses from rural and medically underserved counties, and from minority populations in Alabama and surrounding states (MS, TN, & GA)
· Utilize graduate nurses from rural underserved areas with preparation and/or secondary specialty in AMD.
· Involve students with local with community based health care agencies and high schools in rural and underserved areas