AACN-AONE Academic-Practice Partnerships Steering Committee
This task force is charged with initiating a national dialogue on current and future best practices in academic-practice partnerships. The task force is specifically charged with developing a roadmap for nursing leaders to develop and sustain effective academic-practice partnerships. The task force will:
- Document the historical perspectives on academic-practice partnerships in the profession of nursing.
- Synthesize the current evidence based literature on academic-practice partnerships in nursing.
- Identify and categorize current academic-practice initiatives and innovations across the country.
- Identify the impact of such practices on academic and practice institutions and their constituencies.
- Define the characteristics of effective academic-practice partnerships.
- Identify facilitators and barriers to the establishment and continuity of effective academic-practice partnerships.
- Identify strategies for nursing leaders in academe and practice to assist them in the development of effective partnerships.
- Recommend opportunities for academic-practice innovations.
- Develop Hallmarks of Excellence in Academic- Practice Partnership that include a set of critical elements essential for the development and sustainability of effective academic-practice partnerships.
The following factors will also be considered:
- The task force will be comprised of leaders in academia and practice.
- The academic-practice partnerships to be included in this report are specific to the discipline of nursing and include those that also foster inter-professional collaboration.
- The task force will consider a variety of approaches to collecting data on best practices.
- The task force will develop a process to assure stakeholder consensus from academic and practice leaders regarding the Hallmarks of Excellence in Academic-Practice Partnership..
- The task force will develop a strategy for dissemination of recommendations.
- The task force work will be completed by July 2011.
Please address your comments to either the chair or AACN staff liaison noted.
Judith Erickson, PhD, Co-Chair
Long Island University
School of Nursing
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201-8423
Sharon A. Gale, MSN, Co-Chair (retired)
Chief Executive Officer
Organization of Nurse Leaders, MA-RI
800 W. Cummings Park, Suite 5600
Woburn, MA 01801
Judy Beal, DNSc
Department of Nursing
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Fax: (617) 521-3045
Anna Alt-White, PhD (retired)
VA Headquarters (108)
810 Vermont Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20420
Fax: (202) 461-00933
Irene Fleshner, MHSA
101 East State St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Fax: (610) 925-4000
Judith Karshmer, PhD
University of San Francisco
School of Nursing
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Fax: (415) 422-6877
Susan Swider, PhD
College of Nursing Office
600 S. Paulina St.
Armour Academic Center
Chicago, IL 60612
Fax: (312) 942-6226
Jennifer Ahearn, MBA, AACN Staff Liaison
Chief Operating Officer
(202) 463-6930 ext. 228