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A New Era for Academic Nursing

Webinar Series

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.

A New Era for Academic Nursing: From Concept to Action

Aired January 10, 2018

March 2016 marked the release of the report Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing, commissioned by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). This report calls for enhanced partnerships to advance integrated systems of health care, achieve improved health outcomes, and foster new models for innovation. This webinar will allow the participant to dig deeper into the report and learn how schools are leveraging the report’s recommendations to enhance their operations and impact.

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Advancing Healthcare Transformation: The New Era Award – A Focus on Faculty Practice

Aired February 28, 2018

The University of Utah College of Nursing and their practice partner, the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics was a winner of the 2017 AACN New Era for Academic Nursing Award. In this session, the Dean and the Associate Dean for Faculty Practice from the University of Utah will describe strategies to achieve the enhancement of clinical practice in academic nursing. They will discuss the development and expansion of a successful faculty practice that involves 57 faculty in four major arenas. The presenters will explain steps taken to establish faculty practice opportunities within and outside of the University of Utah Health System that generate over $5 million in revenue.

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Getting Beyond Engagement: The Marriage of Education and Practice

Aired March 7, 2018

Successful academic-practice partnerships are designed for sustainability. Advancing from the initial steps of engagement to the high-level integration called for in the New Era of Academic Nursing report requires a strategic plan and a high level of commitment among all partners. In this webinar, two interprofessional centers, one in Canada and one in the U.S., share insights, processes and strategies for building and sustaining strong partnerships between education and practice.

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Linking to Improve Nursing Knowledge

Aired June 20, 2018

LINK, which stands for Linking to Improve Nursing Care and Knowledge, is Columbia Nursing’s response to AACN’s call for more deep-rooted relationships between clinical practice, research and academic nursing schools. This webinar will be the fourth in a series designed to highlight 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.

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How an Innovative Academic-Practice Partnership is Improving Patient Outcomes

Aired September 26, 2018

Presented to highlight outstanding examples of interprofessional engagement happening across the nation in light of adopting the Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing Recommendations. During this webinar learn the innovations and best practices of the Northeast Region VA Nursing Alliance (NERVANA), winner of the 2017 inaugural New Era for Academic Nursing Award.

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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.

New Era for Academic Nursing Award

The 2018 New Era for Academic Nursing Awards were presented at the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference in October. These awards recognize AACN member institutions that have successfully implemented recommended strategies from AACN's report Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing.

Learn more about past recipients and how to apply for the next round of the award.