Academic Nursing Practice can be a living laboratory that integrates the education, practice, and research mission of a school of nursing. Where better to demonstrate the efficacy of new practice models and interventions, identify questions for further study, teach students, and keep faculty skills fresh? This book describes how to develop and implement these nurse-managed practices, based on the extensive experience of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, along with case examples from other programs. Practical strategies described include securing university support, outside funding, and academic-community partnerships. ""Academic Nursing Practice"" offers an opportunity for nursing to exert leadership on the pressing issues facing today's health care system - access, quality, and cost. This book is an excellent resource to begin planning for one.
Part I / The Mission of Academic Nursing Practice: Melding Research, Education, and Clinical Care / A Vision and a Plan for Academic Nursing Practice / Academic Nursing Practice: Looking Back / Academic Nursing Practice Models and Related Strategic Issues / Strategic Planning for Academic Nursing Practice: The Consultant's View / Making Academic Nursing Practice Work in Universities: Structure, Function, and Synergy Part II / Resources and Strategies for Implementing Academic Practice / Strategies for Securing Business Expertise / Financial Support, and Visibility / Infrastructure to Support Academic Nursing Practice / Clinical Information Systems in Support of Academic Practice / Integrating Research and Practice / Establishing an Evidence Base in Academic Practice / The Role of the Clinical Educator Faculty / Community-Academic Partnerships / Building A Critical Mass: The Penn Macy Initiative / UC nursing practice