Collaborative Partnership Models: Weekend Nursing Program for Second Degree Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308412
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaborative Partnership Models: Weekend Nursing Program for Second Degree Students
Author(s):
Chaney, Susan; Sheriff, Susan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Beta
Author Details:
Susan Chaney, EdD, RN, FNP-C, FAANP, susanechaney@sbcglobal.net; Susan Sheriff, PhD, RN, CNE
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

One of the most pressing problems facing health care today is the current and future nursing shortage. Texas Woman's University (TWU) developed an innovative way to create a new curriculum to meet changing needs of the second degree student. TWU reinvented nursing education through a collaborative academic-practice partnerships with three large health care systems to offer baccalaureate nursing education via a weekend/online program. The collaborative partnership between TWU and the practice partners offers a six semester (including summers) upper division nursing program to second degree students. All didactic courses are offered via distance education with 100% of course content online.  Clinical nursing courses are offered on weekends.  The clinical components are taught by masters-prepared nurses employed by the partnering hospitals who are mentored by the TWU nursing professors.

            The goals of this project were to demonstrate how a partnership between a nursing program and health care organizations (Baylor University Medical Center, Parkland Health and Hospital System and Methodist Healthcare System) can benefit all organizations through a sharing of resources and expertise, and accept the challenge of the Institute of Medicine and the need to increase the BSN prepared workforce to 80% by 2020. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awarded TWU $330,000 to implement this new program.  Twenty students were admitted in May 2008 and completed the program May 2010. The program was further expanded when TWU received a $744,422 Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) grant to expand the program over three years from 7/1/2010 through 6/30/2012. Currently, 105 students are enrolled in the TWU weekend nursing program (WNP). Sixteen students graduated from the program in August 2012. The HRSA grant expanded the collaborative partnerships to provide nursing students opportunities to serve vulnerable populations in the clinical setting.

Keywords:
Weekend program; Second degree students; Collaborative partnership
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaborative Partnership Models: Weekend Nursing Program for Second Degree Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChaney, Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSheriff, Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsSusan Chaney, EdD, RN, FNP-C, FAANP, susanechaney@sbcglobal.net; Susan Sheriff, PhD, RN, CNEen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308412-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>One of the most pressing problems facing health care today is the current and future nursing shortage. Texas Woman's University (TWU) developed an innovative way to create a new curriculum to meet changing needs of the second degree student. TWU reinvented nursing education through a collaborative academic-practice partnerships with three large health care systems to offer baccalaureate nursing education via a weekend/online program. The collaborative partnership between TWU and the practice partners offers a six semester (including summers) upper division nursing program to second degree students. All didactic courses are offered via distance education with 100% of course content online.  Clinical nursing courses are offered on weekends.  The clinical components are taught by masters-prepared nurses employed by the partnering hospitals who are mentored by the TWU nursing professors. <p>            The goals of this project were to demonstrate how a partnership between a nursing program and health care organizations (Baylor University Medical Center, Parkland Health and Hospital System and Methodist Healthcare System) can benefit all organizations through a sharing of resources and expertise, and accept the challenge of the Institute of Medicine and the need to increase the BSN prepared workforce to 80% by 2020. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awarded TWU $330,000 to implement this new program.  Twenty students were admitted in May 2008 and completed the program May 2010. The program was further expanded when TWU received a $744,422 Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) grant to expand the program over three years from 7/1/2010 through 6/30/2012. Currently, 105 students are enrolled in the TWU weekend nursing program (WNP). Sixteen students graduated from the program in August 2012. The HRSA grant expanded the collaborative partnerships to provide nursing students opportunities to serve vulnerable populations in the clinical setting.en_GB
dc.subjectWeekend programen_GB
dc.subjectSecond degree studentsen_GB
dc.subjectCollaborative partnershipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:59Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:59Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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