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2017 Call for Award Nominations Closed
The awards committee is currently reviewing all submissions for the 2017 Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Awards. This award is presented annually at the October 2017 AACN Academic Nursing Leadership Conference (formerly known as Fall Semiannual Meeting). 


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Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award Winners

The Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award recognizes institutions involved in highly productive and model academic-practice partnerships. 2017 Award Winners will be announced at the 2017 Academic Nursing Leadership Conference (formerly known as the Fall Semiannual Meeting). Stay tuned for 2018 Call for Award Nominations. 

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) College of Health Professions and St. Elizabeth Healthcare (SEH) have established a strong and powerful academic-practice partnership. Symbiotic in nature, the partnership has created an alliance designed to strengthen practice through evidence derived from academic research and bring clinical best-practices to the academic environment. In alignment with the mission, vision and values of both NKU and SEH, the academic-practice partnership is supported by the forward-thinking leadership of the NKU Dean of Health Professions and by the Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive of SEH. Cognizant of the amount of energy and creativity that is generated when a symbiotic bond is created, multifaceted collaborations that strengthen nursing practice, education and research have been created to promote positive healthcare outcomes within the community at local and regional levels. Learn more 

Research College of Nursing (RCN) and Research Medical Center (RMC) have had a longstanding history of collaboration since the establishment of the nursing program in 1905. Since that time the Medical Center has served as the primary clinical site for RCN students and as a first choice for graduates of the College. In 2011, Cyndi Johnson, CNO, and Nancy DeBasio, then president and dean of RCN, met to establish mutually beneficial goals that would: 1) enhance recruitment of BSN-prepared graduates; 2) provide resources for PP staff to conduct research and to promote evidence-based practice; 3) enhance retention of new graduates; 4) provide opportunities for staff to pursue advanced education; 5) engage AP faculty in research.

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The Rush University College of Nursing (RUCON) and the Chicago Public School System (CPS) have worked together since 1996 to provide opportunities for nursing education and scholarship, while working to improve adolescent health. This is accomplished through the provision of direct care/screening, teacher training, CPS student education, and community engagement activities through three School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) managed by and staffed with RUCON faculty.