Academic Nursing Practice: Helping to Shape the Future of Healthcare

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Overview

Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!

Academic Nursing Practice can be a living laboratory that integrates the education, practice, and research mission of a school of nursing. Where better to demonstrate the efficacy of new practice models and interventions, identify questions for further study, teach students, and keep faculty skills fresh?

This book describes how to develop and implement these nurse-managed practices, based on the extensive experience of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, along with case examples from other programs. Practical strategies described include securing university support, outside funding, and academic-community partnerships.

Academic Nursing Practice offers an opportunity for nursing to exert leadership on the pressing issues facing today's health care system --access, quality, and cost. This book is an excellent resource to begin planning for one.

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Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book, part of the series on The Teaching of Nursing, describes how to develop and implement academic nurse-managed practices based on the experience of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing along with case examples from other noteworthy programs.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe a decade of academic work structured to integrate the education, research, and practice components of the mission of a school of nursing. These are very worthy objectives and the authors have achieved them well.
Audience: The book is written primarily for faculty and nursing education administrators who have an interest in the integration of education, research, and clinical practice. The authors are credible authorities.
Features: "The book is divided into two parts. Part I addresses the mission of academic nursing practice as the melding of research, education, and clinical care and contains five edited chapters. These five chapters cover such topics as a vision and plan for academic nursing practice; a historical view of nursing practice; academic nursing practice models with related strategic issues; strategic planning for academic nursing practice from a consultant's view; and making academic nursing practice work in universities. Part II addresses resources and strategies for implementing academic practice and contains eight edited chapters. These chapters cover topics such as strategies for securing business expertise, financial support, and visibility; infrastructure to support academic nursing practice; requisite clinical information systems; integrating research and practice; establishing an evidence base in academic practice; community academic partnerships; building alliances for survival; and building a critical mass from the Penn Macy Initiative perspective. The nine tables and four figures enhance the editors' presentation of the material. "
Assessment: The quality of this book is excellent. The presentation of strategic questions to consider in the areas of partnerships with health institutions, faculty practice plans, nurse-managed centers, joint appointments, clinical appointments, joint practice and collaborative practice arrangements superbly guide the reader.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826120441
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/25/2004
  • Series: Springer Series on the Teaching of Nursing , #31
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois K. Evans is Viola MacInnes/Independence Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she facilitated the development of the School's network of community based nursing practices - the Penn Nursing Network and provided leadership for the School's evolving agenda to integrate its missions for research, education and clinical care. She also co-directed the Penn-Macy Initiative to Advance Academic Nursing Practice. In addition to models of health care, Dr. Evans research interests focus on individualized care for frail elders, including restraint reduction and behavior in dementia; culture, environments, and quality of care and quality of life in nursing homes, and recognition and management of depression in older adults. She has received numerous awards for her research on individualized care and restraint use with frail elders and is an elected Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Evans is Co-Director of the School's Center for Gerontologic Nursing Science and the John A. Hartford Center o f Geriatric Nursing Excellence, Chairs the Family and Community Health Division, Co-Directs the Delaware Valley Geriatric Education Center and teaches in the geropsychiatric graduate nursing program.

Norma M. Lang is Lillian Brunner Professor of Medicine Surgical Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is a Senior Research Fellow in the Annenberg Public Policy Center and a Senior Fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics. She directs the Office of International Programs and the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership. She is the Dean Emeritus of Nursing (1992-2000) and former Dean and Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing (1980-1992). Dr. Lang's research interests include quality assurance, nursing standards and outcome measures, peer review, the Nursing Minimum Data Set and the development of the International Classification for Nursing Practice. She has authored numerous publications. Her pioneering work in identifying standards and measures to evaluate the quality of nursing care has served as a basis for nursing policy throughout the world. The seminal model for measuring and evaluating the quality of nursing care that bears her name has been adopted in several counties. Her teaching expertise is in executive management, leadership, informatics, and classification for nursing practice. She has been an advisor and faculty member for the Wharton Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Program in Management for Nurse Executives and co-directed the Penn Macy Institute to Advance Academic Nursing Practice. Dr. Lang is a fellow of the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and an honorary membership in the American Association of Colleges of Nurses. She is the 2001 recipient of the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations Ernest A. Codman Award. In 2002 she received the Jessie S. Scott Award from the American Nurses Association.

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Table of Contents

  1. Preface
    Part I: The Mission of Academic Nursing Practice: Melding Research, Education, and Clinical Care
  2. A Vision and a Plan for Academic Nursing Practice, Lang and Evans
  3. Academic Nursing Practice: Looking Back, Lynaugh
  4. Academic Nursing Practice Models and Related Strategic Issues, Sebastian et al
  5. Strategic Planning for Academic Nursing Practice: The Consultants' View, Orlov et al
  6. Making Academic Nursing Practice Work in Universities: Structure, Function, and Synergy, Evans, McCauseland, and Lang

  7. Part II: Resources and Strategies for Implementing Academic Practice
  8. Strategies for Securing Business Expertise, Financial Support, and Visibility, Lang et al
  9. Infrastructure to Support Academic Nursing Practice, Swan
  10. Clinical Information Systems in Support of Academic Practice, Research, and Education, McGinley et al
  11. Integrating Research and Practice, Evans, Lang, and Medoff-Cooper
  12. Establishing an Evidence Base in Academic Practice: The Role of the Clinician-Educator Faculty, Barnsteiner et al
  13. Community-Academic Partnerships, Controneo et al
  14. Building Alliances: A Survival Strategy, Evans et al
  15. Building A Critical Mass: The Penn Macy Initiative, Lang et al
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