Achieving Excellence: Forging Productive Partnerships Across Academia and Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164754
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Achieving Excellence: Forging Productive Partnerships Across Academia and Practice
Author(s):
LeBaron, Virginia; Bohnenkamp, Susan
Author Details:
Virginia LeBaron, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, AOCN, Clinical Assistant Professor, Nurse Practitioner, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Tucson, Arizona, USA, email:vlebaron@nursing.arizona.edu; Susan Bohnenkamp, APRNBC, CNS, CCM, U. Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona
Abstract:
Administration/Leadership Development: Oncology nurses face increasing challenges to provide quality patient care. Technological advances, complex treatment regimens, staffing shortages, sicker patients, and regulatory requirements all necessitate providing oncology nurses with optimal clinical support. Concurrently, nursing schools struggle with faculty shortages, admission caps, securing appropriate clinical placements, and encouraging nursing students to enter the specialty of oncology. One mechanism to support both current, and future, oncology nurses is to utilize the specialized skills of advanced practice nurses with oncology expertise. The purpose was to describe the unique and productive partnership forged between the authors--an oncology nurse practitioner working at a college of nursing, and an oncology clinical nurse specialist working at the university medical center. Capitalizing on each individual's skill set, educational background, and institutional affiliation has enabled significant benefits for cancer patients, oncology nurses, the university medical center, and the college of nursing. In August, 2006, the authors met through happenstance. Their professional partnership flourished through mutually shared goals, similar clinical backgrounds and interests, and a commitment towards improving quality cancer care. Working together, they bridged connections between academia and clinical practice, each drawing upon their networks of support, individual mentors, and available resources. Subsequently, they used a strategic "divide and conquer" approach, embarking on numerous and successful clinical practice and academic projects that would have been impossible to complete alone. While no formal evaluation of this professional partnership has been undertaken to date, it is evident through the variety, quality, and quantity of joint projects that this is a highly successful and productive model to improve cancer care. Indirect methods of evaluation have included the pilot project of a palliative care program, published manuscripts, conference presentations, quality improvement projects, large scale oncology staff educational initiatives, grant submissions, student mentoring, and support to college of nursing faculty. We propose formalizing professional partnerships between academic faculty and clinical practitioners to improve oncology care. Combining talents and expertise of advanced practice nurses provides a unique opportunity to maximize the positive outcomes for oncology nurses, cancer patients, and college of nursing students and faculty.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAchieving Excellence: Forging Productive Partnerships Across Academia and Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeBaron, Virginiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBohnenkamp, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsVirginia LeBaron, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, AOCN, Clinical Assistant Professor, Nurse Practitioner, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Tucson, Arizona, USA, email:vlebaron@nursing.arizona.edu; Susan Bohnenkamp, APRNBC, CNS, CCM, U. Medical Center, Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164754-
dc.description.abstractAdministration/Leadership Development: Oncology nurses face increasing challenges to provide quality patient care. Technological advances, complex treatment regimens, staffing shortages, sicker patients, and regulatory requirements all necessitate providing oncology nurses with optimal clinical support. Concurrently, nursing schools struggle with faculty shortages, admission caps, securing appropriate clinical placements, and encouraging nursing students to enter the specialty of oncology. One mechanism to support both current, and future, oncology nurses is to utilize the specialized skills of advanced practice nurses with oncology expertise. The purpose was to describe the unique and productive partnership forged between the authors--an oncology nurse practitioner working at a college of nursing, and an oncology clinical nurse specialist working at the university medical center. Capitalizing on each individual's skill set, educational background, and institutional affiliation has enabled significant benefits for cancer patients, oncology nurses, the university medical center, and the college of nursing. In August, 2006, the authors met through happenstance. Their professional partnership flourished through mutually shared goals, similar clinical backgrounds and interests, and a commitment towards improving quality cancer care. Working together, they bridged connections between academia and clinical practice, each drawing upon their networks of support, individual mentors, and available resources. Subsequently, they used a strategic "divide and conquer" approach, embarking on numerous and successful clinical practice and academic projects that would have been impossible to complete alone. While no formal evaluation of this professional partnership has been undertaken to date, it is evident through the variety, quality, and quantity of joint projects that this is a highly successful and productive model to improve cancer care. Indirect methods of evaluation have included the pilot project of a palliative care program, published manuscripts, conference presentations, quality improvement projects, large scale oncology staff educational initiatives, grant submissions, student mentoring, and support to college of nursing faculty. We propose formalizing professional partnerships between academic faculty and clinical practitioners to improve oncology care. Combining talents and expertise of advanced practice nurses provides a unique opportunity to maximize the positive outcomes for oncology nurses, cancer patients, and college of nursing students and faculty.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:22Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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