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

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.

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

Online Discussion

Designed for both academic and practice representatives, this online collaboration 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.

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

Closed on June 3, 2020

Academic-Practice Partnerships Award

Closed on: June 3, 2020

Featured Award Winners

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