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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

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!


View past webinars hosted by the Academic-Practice Partnership Initiative. 

Featured Publication
Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing addresses how baccalaureate and higher degree schools of nursing can amplify their role in improving health and health care at the local, state, and national levels.
Academic-Practice Partnerships Award 2019 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 Academic Nursing Leadership Conference.

Nomination Deadline: June 7, 2019

View Award Winners and Exemplars