The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program exposes health profession students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. This program is planned and implemented by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR). APTR selects up to 40 students each year from health profession schools, including graduate nursing students, who exhibit a desire to learn and integrate public health into their future clinical practice.
For Rush University College of Nursing APHN DNP nursing student Mallory Bejster, becoming a Paul Ambrose Scholar benefited her in several ways: “The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program provided me with opportunities to come together with other health professions students from multiple disciplines who share an interest in becoming leaders in population health, learn valuable leadership and programming skills related to public health education programming, and carry out a public health related project with a mentor in my own community. The opportunity to attend the Student Leadership Symposium at the national APTR Annual Meeting allowed me to develop a better understanding of public health teaching and research efforts around the country, from a local to a national level.
The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program would be an excellent opportunity for any nurse interested in developing leadership skills to address public health challenges. As interdisciplinary collaboration becomes even more important in all healthcare sectors, the chance to collaborate with other health professions students to learn more about how we can work together to improve public health education and programming is a beneficial professional experience. Working with a local mentor to build a public health related project can provide nurses with an active learning experience in public health programming that can help develop important skills for any nurse interested in incorporating population health into their practice.”
For more information, please visit the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program.