The NYU initiative is engaging current nursing professionals and other schools of nursing across the U.S. to include an oral health preventive focus in educational curricula and practice. The NYU College of Nursing will infuse the curriculum at all levels of nursing education with oral health information and become a replicable model for use across nursing schools throughout the US for best practices for oral health care in nurse-managed primary care settings. As NIIOH seeks to primary care professionals, programs such as this NYU initiative strengthen and benefit the provider organizations. As new providers learn to be aware of oral health issues and prevention, new points of access to preventive dental care will become available to underserved populations. The NYU College of Nursing is a national opinion leader and the only nursing college co-located with a college of dentistry.
Saturday, January 1, 2011