The Nurse-Midwifery Initiative: An Example of Optimal Advanced Practice Nursing Curricular Dissemination through Institutional Collaboration

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147535
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Presentation
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The Nurse-Midwifery Initiative: An Example of Optimal Advanced Practice Nursing Curricular Dissemination through Institutional Collaboration
Abstract:
The Nurse-Midwifery Initiative: An Example of Optimal Advanced Practice Nursing Curricular Dissemination through Institutional Collaboration
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:van Olphen Fehr, Juliana, PhD, RN, CNM, FACNM
P.I. Institution Name:Shenandoah University
Title:Associate Professor
[Symposium clinical presentation] Strategic partnerships among nursing programs are championed as a creative way to increase access to nursing education. In 2002, the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing promoted these partnerships as models to prepare nurses through accessible, affordable, and flexible programs. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine's Board on Health Care Services recommended that health professions schools work collaboratively through distance learning programs to expand education options while encouraging students to pursue higher levels of education. Although many strategic partnerships exist, how do we know that they are functional, efficient, and cost effective? Do they achieve what they set out to achieve? How flexible are they? Can they survive through the changing health care landscape? This presentation will address "optimality" as a guide for creating, delivering, and evaluating these partnerships. According to Kennedy, the definition of optimality is the "dynamic, robust, efficient, and cost-effective achievement of best possible outcomes within a rule-governed framework." (JOGNN, 2006, 35:6, p. 766). What characteristics make partnerships optimal solutions for curricular dissemination? The Shenandoah University (SU) Midwifery Initiative will be presented as an example of a strategic partnership to deliver advanced practice nursing education. Through this Initiative SU created collaborative agreements with Radford and Old Dominion Universities (both Virginia state universities), and Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. These agreements allow all of these universities to offer nurse-midwifery as a specialty option within their graduate programs. Now nurse-midwifery education is accessible to most registered nurses in Virginia and to those who attend Johns Hopkins University. Using the SU Midwifery Initiative as an example, this author will address (1) the characteristics and challenges of an optimal strategic partnership, (2) the use of informatics within these partnerships to promote optimal performance, and (3) an example of a nationally and/or internationally responsive partnership model.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Nurse-Midwifery Initiative: An Example of Optimal Advanced Practice Nursing Curricular Dissemination through Institutional Collaborationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147535-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Nurse-Midwifery Initiative: An Example of Optimal Advanced Practice Nursing Curricular Dissemination through Institutional Collaboration</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">van Olphen Fehr, Juliana, PhD, RN, CNM, FACNM</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Shenandoah University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jfehr@su.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Symposium clinical presentation] Strategic partnerships among nursing programs are championed as a creative way to increase access to nursing education. In 2002, the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing promoted these partnerships as models to prepare nurses through accessible, affordable, and flexible programs. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine's Board on Health Care Services recommended that health professions schools work collaboratively through distance learning programs to expand education options while encouraging students to pursue higher levels of education. Although many strategic partnerships exist, how do we know that they are functional, efficient, and cost effective? Do they achieve what they set out to achieve? How flexible are they? Can they survive through the changing health care landscape? This presentation will address &quot;optimality&quot; as a guide for creating, delivering, and evaluating these partnerships. According to Kennedy, the definition of optimality is the &quot;dynamic, robust, efficient, and cost-effective achievement of best possible outcomes within a rule-governed framework.&quot; (JOGNN, 2006, 35:6, p. 766). What characteristics make partnerships optimal solutions for curricular dissemination? The Shenandoah University (SU) Midwifery Initiative will be presented as an example of a strategic partnership to deliver advanced practice nursing education. Through this Initiative SU created collaborative agreements with Radford and Old Dominion Universities (both Virginia state universities), and Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. These agreements allow all of these universities to offer nurse-midwifery as a specialty option within their graduate programs. Now nurse-midwifery education is accessible to most registered nurses in Virginia and to those who attend Johns Hopkins University. Using the SU Midwifery Initiative as an example, this author will address (1) the characteristics and challenges of an optimal strategic partnership, (2) the use of informatics within these partnerships to promote optimal performance, and (3) an example of a nationally and/or internationally responsive partnership model.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:33:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:33:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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