Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Accelerating to Practice: An Initiative of the NLN Center for Academic and Practice Transitions

Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Accelerating to Practice: An Initiative of the NLN Center for Academic and Practice Transitions

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The National League for Nursing has announced the launch of Accelerating to Practice, an initiative of the NLN Center for Academic and Practice Transitions supported by Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer Health, publishers of Lippincott nursing content. This unique partnership of not-for-profit and private enterprise will develop collaborative programs to better prepare nursing students for the increasingly complex requirements of nursing practice.

A team composed of leading nurse educators and hospital nurse administrators, who represent existing academic and practice partnerships, will draw on their own experiences and active research to define the specific competencies that new nurses need to ensure job success. The team will then develop new curriculum models directed toward readiness for practice outcomes, innovative orientation programs with simulation and evidence-based software applications, and teacher-ready strategies to create interactive learning experiences within the practice context. Courses and content developed through the program will be available for adoption and implementation by 2015. Seven partnership teams, representing seven states, participated in an inaugural meeting in October for Phase 1 of the program. The teams are:

* Indiana: Indiana University School of Nursing (Dr. Marion Broome) and Indiana University Health (Dr. Linda Everett)

* Maryland: Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (Dr. Pamela Jeffries) and Johns Hopkins University Medical Center (Dr. …

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