The Embedded Clinical Nursing Faculty: Process and Outcomes from an Innovative Academic-Clinical Practice Partnership Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183101
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Embedded Clinical Nursing Faculty: Process and Outcomes from an Innovative Academic-Clinical Practice Partnership Program
Author(s):
Rittman, Maude; Hinze, Maxine; Citty, Sandra W.; Childress, Beverly; Chappell, Tina; Anderson, Carla; Coffey, Stefanie; Yergler, Marilyn; Bedard, Thomas
Author Details:
Maude Rittman, PhD, RN, N. Florida/S. Georgia Veterans Health System, email: sandra.citty@va.gov; Maxine Hinze, PhD,RN; Sandra W. Citty, PhD, ARNP-BC; Beverly Childress, PhD, RN; Tina Chappell, MSN, FNP-BC; Carla Anderson, MSN,ARNP,CNL; Stefanie Coffey, SMSN,ARNP-BC; Marilyn Yergler, MSN,CCRN; Thomas Bedard, MSN,RN
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to present an innovative academic-practice partnership program where College of Nursing faculty are embedded onto medical or surgical units to participate in clinical practice, evidence-based staff development, staff professional development, clinical simulation, evidence-based practice projects, and BSN student clinical teaching.

Method: The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SG VHS) and the University of Florida (UF), College of Nursing, Gainesville, Florida, have received a five-year grant to implement an academic-practice partnership program. This program was implemented in October 2007. Five model units (4 medical, 1 surgical) were identified to participate in this program at the VA Hospital and VA-UF nursing faculty were embedded on each unit. Each faculty member is responsible for clinical teaching of BSN students. Working in the embedded role, each faculty member provides clinical patient care, expert consultation, staff mentoring and development, assessment and implementation of units/system needs, and launching of evidence-based practice projects that would benefit both the unit and the patients they serve.

Findings: Since program implementation, 278 Generic BSN students and 124 Accelerated BSN students have had clinical rotation in the NF/SG VHS. Several patient-centered outcomes, such as patient satisfaction, patient restraint use, PRN effectiveness, aspiration risk and precautions, patient falls, and pressure ulcers prevalence were identified as important markers of quality patient care and are being collected pre- and post-implementation of the program. Quality improvement, performance improvement, and evidence-based practice projects and outcomes from the model units will be presented.

Discussion: These innovative strategies to integrate clinical practice and academic learning are attempting to improve the knowledge and use of evidence as a base for clinical practice and patient care. In this academic-practice partnership, the embedded faculty seeks to bridge the gaps between clinical evidence, research, and clinical nursing practice.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, 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.titleThe Embedded Clinical Nursing Faculty: Process and Outcomes from an Innovative Academic-Clinical Practice Partnership Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRittman, Maudeen_US
dc.contributor.authorHinze, Maxineen_US
dc.contributor.authorCitty, Sandra W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChildress, Beverlyen_US
dc.contributor.authorChappell, Tinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Carlaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCoffey, Stefanieen_US
dc.contributor.authorYergler, Marilynen_US
dc.contributor.authorBedard, Thomasen_US
dc.author.detailsMaude Rittman, PhD, RN, N. Florida/S. Georgia Veterans Health System, email: sandra.citty@va.gov; Maxine Hinze, PhD,RN; Sandra W. Citty, PhD, ARNP-BC; Beverly Childress, PhD, RN; Tina Chappell, MSN, FNP-BC; Carla Anderson, MSN,ARNP,CNL; Stefanie Coffey, SMSN,ARNP-BC; Marilyn Yergler, MSN,CCRN; Thomas Bedard, MSN,RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183101-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this presentation is to present an innovative academic-practice partnership program where College of Nursing faculty are embedded onto medical or surgical units to participate in clinical practice, evidence-based staff development, staff professional development, clinical simulation, evidence-based practice projects, and BSN student clinical teaching. <br/><br/>Method: The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SG VHS) and the University of Florida (UF), College of Nursing, Gainesville, Florida, have received a five-year grant to implement an academic-practice partnership program. This program was implemented in October 2007. Five model units (4 medical, 1 surgical) were identified to participate in this program at the VA Hospital and VA-UF nursing faculty were embedded on each unit. Each faculty member is responsible for clinical teaching of BSN students. Working in the embedded role, each faculty member provides clinical patient care, expert consultation, staff mentoring and development, assessment and implementation of units/system needs, and launching of evidence-based practice projects that would benefit both the unit and the patients they serve. <br/><br/>Findings: Since program implementation, 278 Generic BSN students and 124 Accelerated BSN students have had clinical rotation in the NF/SG VHS. Several patient-centered outcomes, such as patient satisfaction, patient restraint use, PRN effectiveness, aspiration risk and precautions, patient falls, and pressure ulcers prevalence were identified as important markers of quality patient care and are being collected pre- and post-implementation of the program. Quality improvement, performance improvement, and evidence-based practice projects and outcomes from the model units will be presented. <br/><br/>Discussion: These innovative strategies to integrate clinical practice and academic learning are attempting to improve the knowledge and use of evidence as a base for clinical practice and patient care. In this academic-practice partnership, the embedded faculty seeks to bridge the gaps between clinical evidence, research, and clinical nursing practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:14:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:14:35Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.en_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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