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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.

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

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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.


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

Congrats to 2022 Award Winners

2022 Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award Winners

Deb Trautman, Cynthia McCurren and representatives from Grand Valley State University deb trautman, cynthia mccuren, and representatives from Illinois State University deb trautman, cynthia mccuren, and representatives from Rush University


Grand Valley State University College of Nursing and McLaren Health Care Illinois State University College of Nursing and Community-Based Primary Care Clinic Rush University College of Nursing and CommunityHealth  


2022 New Era Award Winner

University of Florida College of Nursing and University of Florida Health System

2021 New Era in Academic Nursing Award