Creating Synergy between Academia and Practice

The Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic Arizona Model

Katherine S. Peterson, Brenda Morris

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Background: The academic-practice partnership began in 2005 with a collaborative Pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Since that time the partnership has broadened to include faculty development, evidence-based practice, interprofessional education, and research initiatives. Purpose: The purpose is to share the outcomes of this academic-practice partnership and to provide a model for other institutions. Methods: This successful partnership is grounded in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the American Organization of Nurse Executives’ eight guiding principles for academic-practice partnerships. The cornerstones to the partnership are communication, collaboration, and mutual respect. Results: The initial outcomes of this collaboration increased enrollment, thereby increasing the number of BSN prepared registered nurses; created opportunities for clinical nurses to teach; increased the number of nursing faculty; and capitalized on the strengths of each partner. Conclusion: The most exciting aspect of this partnership is the shared commitment to decrease the gap between nursing education and practice; thus, improving the quality of nursing education, advancing the practice of nursing and healthcare delivery, and enhancing the health of our community. Consistent with the AACN-AONE recommendations, this academic-practice partnership prepares nurses of the future to be evidence-based practitioners and creates opportunities for nurses to achieve educational and career advancements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Professional Nursing
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Academic-practice partnerships
  • Nursing education
  • Pre-licensure

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  • Nursing(all)

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