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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 AACN-AONL Academic-Practice Partnership Steering Committee.


AACN offers regular webinars focused on Academic-Practice Partnership.  Stay tuned for future webinars!

Award Opportunities

Each year, AACN accepts nominations for those in highly productive and model academic-practice partnerships.  Both awards are presented annually at the AACN Academic Nursing Leadership Conference. The 2022 call for nominations opens in October 2021. 


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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.

Congrats to 2020 Award Winners

2020 New Era Award Winner

Columbia University School of Nursing and their practice partner New York-Presbyterian Hospital

View Demonstrated Recommendation(s) and Characteristic(s)

2020 Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award Winner

Farmingdale State CollegeMolloy CollegeSt. Josephs College, and the Asthma Coalition of Long Island

View Academic-Practice Partnership OverviewAcademic-Practice Partnership Summary Document, and Partnership Expectation and Outcome Metrics Worksheet

Featured Award Winners