Navigating the Pitfalls of DNP Projects through an Academic-Practice Partnership

Aired March 22nd, 2017

This webinar shares lessons learned from a 6-year collaborative among multiple universities and a large hospital system that fosters DNP projects that are aligned with agency strategic priorities. Strategies that facilitate intra-and inter-professional DNP projects that improve quality outcomes and are sustainable in transforming healthcare will be discussed. Evaluation metrics that address the ever changing pitfalls encountered by students, faculty, and the clinical agency will also be shared.

NOTE:This webinar is open to everyone including non-members, communities of interest, practice representatives, and AACN member schools including deans, faculty, staff and students

Webinar Speakers

Luanne Billingsley, DNP, APRN
Assistant Professor
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA

Dr. Luanne Billingsley is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of South Alabama in 2010. Dr. Billingsley was the inaugural DNP coordinator for one of the first DNP programs in Louisiana. She played a critical role in the integration of university representatives in the Ochsner System Nursing Research Council. She teaches at all levels of nursing education and mentors Masterís and DNP students with their projects. Her broad area of interests includes using technology to enhance evidence-based practice. Dr. Billingsley is the recipient of grants that funded projects to explore the uses of 3D multi-user virtual learning environments in nursing. She has numerous national presentations and publications.

Karen L. Rice, DNS, APRN
Program Director
The Center for Nursing Research, Ochsner Health System
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Karen Rice has practiced as an advanced practice nurse for more than 20 years. As a nurse scientist, she has been the Program Director for the Center for Nursing Research at the Ochsner Health System in New Orleans since 2006. She has responsibilities for both conducting her own program of research (improving clinical outcomes in hospitalized adults) and mentoring nurses at all levels in the conduct of scientific inquiry. She received the Southern Nursing Research Societyís 2014 Clinical Researcher Award for her contribution to research in the clinical setting. Dr. Rice is adjunct faculty in the graduate nursing program at Loyola University New Orleans, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, and has more than 30 publications in peer reviewed journals.

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