ERIC Number: ED480163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Building Capacity through University Hospital and University School of Nursing Partnerships. UHC/AACN White Paper.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.
This paper represents the work of a task force sponsored by the University Health System Consortium and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. These two organizations share a common concern for preparing and retaining a well-educated nursing workforce for complex university hospital settings. The charge to the task force was to develop models to expand baccalaureate nursing enrollments and graduations and to increase faculty resources through partnerships of schools of nursing and university hospitals. Several factors support the development of strategic alliances between university schools or nursing and university hospitals, and a partnership model offers an approach that uses the unique positions of both to promote best practices in nursing education and practice. Short-term solutions focus on: (1) recruitment and retention of nursing students; (2) creation of new programs and accelerated progression to graduation; (3) sharing faculty and increasing access to clinical experiences; and (4) redesign of learning through technology and simulations. In the longer term, it will be necessary to create reimbursement and career ladder systems that recognize and support educational preparation at the baccalaureate level. Some examples are provided on partnerships between schools of nursing and university hospitals that are addressing the challenges of the nursing shortage now. (Contains 16 references.) (SLD)
For full text: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Publications/WhitePapers/BuildingCapacity.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.