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Academic-Practice Partnerships

The following resources, developed through the initiatives of the 2011-2016 AACN-AONE Academic-Practice Partnership Steering Committee, are available for nursing leaders looking to develop and sustain effective academic-practice partnerships.

How to Develop and Sustain an Academic Practice Partnership

Read the Guiding Principles
Review the Tool Kit
Partnership Expectation and Outcome Matrix
Join the Discussion

Designed for both academic and practice representatives, this community provides a forum to share information and resources, learn about innovative partnerships, discuss ways to measure success, connect with potential partners in your region and network with peers. JOIN TODAY!

Register for Webinars

Stay tuned for future webinars! View past webinars hosted by the Academic-Practice Partnership Initiative. 

Featured Award Winners
2018 Call for Nominations


This annual award recognizes AACN member institutions involved in highly productive and model academic-practice partnerships. This award is presented annually at the AACN Fall Semiannual Meeting. See the call for nominations.

Nomination Deadline: June 1, 2018