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Academic-Practice Partnership Resources

The following resources are available for nursing leaders looking to develop and sustain effective academic-practice partnerships.

Resources to Develop and Sustain an Academic-Practice Partnership

These resources were developed developed through the initiatives of the 2011-2016 AACN-AONE Academic-Practice Partnership Steering Committee.

On-Demand Webinars

AACN offers regular webinars focused on Academic-Practice Partnership -  View past webinars 

This webinar series highlights outstanding examples of interprofessional engagement happening across the nation in response to recommendations contained in the groundbreaking report on Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing.


New Era for Academic Nursing Report

AACN's report titled 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.

Current Award Opportunities

Each year, AACN accepts nominations for those in highly productive and model academic-practice partnerships. 

New Era for Academic Nursing Award

Closes on June 3, 2021

Academic-Practice Partnerships Award

Closes on: June 3, 2021

Featured Award Winners

Awards are presented annually to AACN member schools at AACN’s Academic Nursing Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.