ERIC Number: ED432954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Essential Clinical Resources for Nursing's Academic Mission.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.
This document identifies the essential elements of clinical support for the entire nursing academic mission: undergraduate and graduate education, faculty practice, and research. In addition, it describes the facilitators and barriers to clinical access, particularly focusing on the dynamic nature of the health care delivery system. Among 11 resources identified as essential for undergraduate and graduate nursing education are sites which provide care along a continuum, work with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, and practice case management. Among 11 resources identified as essential for faculty practice are redefinition of the nature of partnership and collaboration with clinical agencies, incorporation of faculty practice into faculty work, and access to patient data. Among five essential resources for research are funding, intra- and interdisciplinary collaboration, and access to patient populations. Barriers to these essential clinical resources are also identified and include differences in regulations and expectations, differences in cultural values, system and organization issues, and costs. Four recommendations focus on the relationship between education and practice, the nature of partnership, and the shared mission of nursing education and practice. (Contains 24 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Clinical Experience, Cooperative Programs, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Nursing Education, Professional Education, Standards, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.