Community Resources for Underserved Patients
The University of Central Florida College of Nursing Primary Care Scholars are graduate students who have indicated interest in health needs of underserved populations. They are funded in part or full by a Federal Traineeship Grant to prepare for the role of Family or Adult/Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
Primary Care Scholars acknowledge the need to give back to the communities surrounding the University of Central Florida. During their preparation as Nurse Practitioners they seek to gain experience among diverse populations and within various care systems in order to become familiar with health care disparities across local communities.
Primary care scholars focus is to empower individuals to make informed health decisions. Through identification, collection, and distribution of available community resources, Primary Care Scholars hope to equip patients and healthcare providers with knowledge that may inform choice and impact health.
The University of Central Florida Primary Care Scholars is a group of graduate students, preparing for the role of nurse practitioner, who are becoming familiar with health care disparities within our local community. Primary scholars are devoted to work as primary care providers within underserved populations and acknowledge the need to give back to the communities surrounding the University of Central Florida. Aligned with Healthy People 2020, primary scholars will focus on empowering individuals to make informed health decisions. The Primary scholar group recognizes that by gaining practical experience among diverse populations and by identifying and distributing resources to foster student and community relationships, further extends the College of Nursing mission of touching lives, leading by example and making a difference through clinical excellence, research and community service.