Strengthening Academic-Practice Partnerships Through Shared Vision, Strategic Planning, Collaboration and Teamwork

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304187
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Strengthening Academic-Practice Partnerships Through Shared Vision, Strategic Planning, Collaboration and Teamwork
Author(s):
Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Nash, Mary G.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Upsilon
Author Details:
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, Bernadette.Melnyk@asu.edu; Mary G. Nash, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACHE;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Although it is well recognized that strong academic-practice partnerships are a win-win for faculty, students, nurse leaders and clinicians, these relationships are often challenging, even within academic medical centers with schools of nursing. This presentation will outline strategic steps that were taken to strengthen the academic-practice partnership between a research-intensive college of nursing and a comprehensive academic medical center. An exciting vision for the partnership was first developed between the dean of the college and the chief nursing executive of the medical center. Next, the role of the chief nursing executive was formally established as an assistant dean in the college. Along with the chief nursing executive, key nursing leaders in the medical center and academic leaders were involved in the creation of bold new strategic plans for each organization. Implementation of the strategic plans is currently underway.   Rapid exciting changes were made in academic curricula, which resulted in substantial savings for the medical center’s new graduate orientation while collaborative efforts resulted in a 50% increase in RN-BSN enrollment and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) enrollment. A new nurse executive DNP program has been conceptualized and will begin in the near future. In addition, a new collaborative Center for Transdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice (EBP) was launched with a main purpose of improving healthcare quality and patient outcomes as well as furthering education of students and clinicians in EBP.  A strengthened partnership between academia and practice can enhance educational curricula and improve healthcare quality as well as catapult innovations and improvements for both colleges and medical centers/hospitals.
Keywords:
Academic-practice partnership; Improve Healthcare Quality; Enhancing education curricula
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStrengthening Academic-Practice Partnerships Through Shared Vision, Strategic Planning, Collaboration and Teamworken_GB
dc.contributor.authorMelnyk, Bernadette Mazureken_GB
dc.contributor.authorNash, Mary G.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Upsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsBernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, Bernadette.Melnyk@asu.edu; Mary G. Nash, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACHE;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304187-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p>Although it is well recognized that strong academic-practice partnerships are a win-win for faculty, students, nurse leaders and clinicians, these relationships are often challenging, even within academic medical centers with schools of nursing. This presentation will outline strategic steps that were taken to strengthen the academic-practice partnership between a research-intensive college of nursing and a comprehensive academic medical center. An exciting vision for the partnership was first developed between the dean of the college and the chief nursing executive of the medical center. Next, the role of the chief nursing executive was formally established as an assistant dean in the college. Along with the chief nursing executive, key nursing leaders in the medical center and academic leaders were involved in the creation of bold new strategic plans for each organization. Implementation of the strategic plans is currently underway.   Rapid exciting changes were made in academic curricula, which resulted in substantial savings for the medical center’s new graduate orientation while collaborative efforts resulted in a 50% increase in RN-BSN enrollment and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) enrollment. A new nurse executive DNP program has been conceptualized and will begin in the near future. In addition, a new collaborative Center for Transdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice (EBP) was launched with a main purpose of improving healthcare quality and patient outcomes as well as furthering education of students and clinicians in EBP.  A strengthened partnership between academia and practice can enhance educational curricula and improve healthcare quality as well as catapult innovations and improvements for both colleges and medical centers/hospitals.en_GB
dc.subjectAcademic-practice partnershipen_GB
dc.subjectImprove Healthcare Qualityen_GB
dc.subjectEnhancing education curriculaen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:30:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:30:48Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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