Thoughtful collaboration in academic-clinical partnerships provides tremendous opportunity to support the professional growth of nurses. In their ANPD Virtual Symposium poster presentation “DNP Clinical Management: Evolving Academic/Healthcare Organization Partnerships,” April Prunty, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, Maggie Hall, DNP, RN, PHN, and Stephanie Edmonds, PhD, MPH, RN, will share the twists and turns of one such partnership’s management of DNP clinical projects, and how their journey generated success through thoughtful collaboration, process improvement, and engagement.
ANPD spoke with Dr. Prunty about what else nursing professional development (NPD) practitioners can expect from their presentation. Below is Dr. Prunty’s response.
Successful academic-health care organization partnerships lead to improvements in practice transitions, continuing education, leadership development, research, and advances in nursing practice. Most importantly, collaboration to address complex challenges that impact retention, preceptor and leadership development, clinical expertise, advancing education, health equity, and justice.
Our session provides insights into academic-clinical partnerships and their importance in supporting the ongoing development of nurses. We will share more about our journey, including bumps along the way, and the continuous improvement approach we have taken to ensure our partnerships are agile and responsive to dynamic workforce needs.
With the evolution of academic partnerships, particularly amid a global pandemic, coupled with workforce expectations, we’ve had to realign our processes to address the changes across the academic and clinical environments.
NPD specialists and practitioners, academicians, clinical and academic leaders, human resources/talent acquisition partners, and prospective students will benefit from attending this session. We hope they will walk away with key strategies to consider when expanding and evolving academic-clinical partnerships, including creative approaches to onboarding, longitudinal experiences, and opportunities for future improvements in programming. We will also discuss approaches and opportunities for improvement with ancillary processes and programming such as Institutional Review Boards (IRB), quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and sustainability.
Enhance your professional development at the ANPD Virtual Symposium. This unique education offering includes both live and on-demand sessions, as well as virtual poster presentations, and allows the opportunity to earn up to 11.75 nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours. Registration includes access to all sessions on November 7, 2023, as well as on-demand access through December 6, 2023.