Journal of Nursing Education

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Reinventing Practice and Education Partnerships for Capacity Expansion

Patricia Allen, EdD, RN, CNE; Renae Schumann, PhD, RN; Cathleen Collins, MSN, RN; Nina Selz, PhD

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Two alternative models offering solutions to the nursing shortage in Texas enhance communication between schools of nursing and acute care service agencies to strengthen the partnership between education and practice. These initiatives use the valuable asset of onsite nurses in practice to clinically instruct nursing students, thus replenishing the number of clinical instructors and freeing clinical space to overcome the obstacles in increasing capacity. Forming practice-education partnerships and integrating technology support, including using simulations and online courseware to train qualified nurses, reinvent the combining resources to address a common need. Moving into the last year of grant funding, both projects show initial promise in meeting project goals of increasing capacity in nursing education.

AUTHORS

Received: December 3, 2006

Accepted: December 7, 2006

Dr. Allen is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Ms. Collins is Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Lubbock, and Dr. Schumann is Associate Professor, BSN Coordinator, and WINNER Project Director and Dr. Selz is WINNER Project Manager, The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, School of Nursing, Houston, Texas.

Funding for Project WINNER and the Alliance for Innovation in Nursing Education was provided by WINNER Project-Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Grant 2004 and Alliance for Innovation in Nursing Education-National Science Foundation-Partnerships for Innovation Grant # EEC0438472 Health Resources and Services Administration-Basic Nurse Education and Practice #D11HP03119A0.

Address correspondence to Patricia Allen, EdD, RN, CNE, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, 3601 4th Street, MS 79430, Lubbock, TX 79430; e-mail: Patricia.allen@ttuhsc.edu.

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Two alternative models offering solutions to the nursing shortage in Texas enhance communication between schools of nursing and acute care service agencies to strengthen the partnership between education and practice. These initiatives use the valuable asset of onsite nurses in practice to clinically instruct nursing students, thus replenishing the number of clinical instructors and freeing clinical space to overcome the obstacles in increasing capacity. Forming practice-education partnerships and integrating technology support, including using simulations and online courseware to train qualified nurses, reinvent the combining resources to address a common need. Moving into the last year of grant funding, both projects show initial promise in meeting project goals of increasing capacity in nursing education.

AUTHORS

Received: December 3, 2006

Accepted: December 7, 2006

Dr. Allen is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Ms. Collins is Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Lubbock, and Dr. Schumann is Associate Professor, BSN Coordinator, and WINNER Project Director and Dr. Selz is WINNER Project Manager, The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, School of Nursing, Houston, Texas.

Funding for Project WINNER and the Alliance for Innovation in Nursing Education was provided by WINNER Project-Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Grant 2004 and Alliance for Innovation in Nursing Education-National Science Foundation-Partnerships for Innovation Grant # EEC0438472 Health Resources and Services Administration-Basic Nurse Education and Practice #D11HP03119A0.

Address correspondence to Patricia Allen, EdD, RN, CNE, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, 3601 4th Street, MS 79430, Lubbock, TX 79430; e-mail: Patricia.allen@ttuhsc.edu.

ABSTRACT

Two alternative models offering solutions to the nursing shortage in Texas enhance communication between schools of nursing and acute care service agencies to strengthen the partnership between education and practice. These initiatives use the valuable asset of onsite nurses in practice to clinically instruct nursing students, thus replenishing the number of clinical instructors and freeing clinical space to overcome the obstacles in increasing capacity. Forming practice-education partnerships and integrating technology support, including using simulations and online courseware to train qualified nurses, reinvent the combining resources to address a common need. Moving into the last year of grant funding, both projects show initial promise in meeting project goals of increasing capacity in nursing education.

AUTHORS

Received: December 3, 2006

Accepted: December 7, 2006

Dr. Allen is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Ms. Collins is Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Lubbock, and Dr. Schumann is Associate Professor, BSN Coordinator, and WINNER Project Director and Dr. Selz is WINNER Project Manager, The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, School of Nursing, Houston, Texas.

Funding for Project WINNER and the Alliance for Innovation in Nursing Education was provided by WINNER Project-Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Grant 2004 and Alliance for Innovation in Nursing Education-National Science Foundation-Partnerships for Innovation Grant # EEC0438472 Health Resources and Services Administration-Basic Nurse Education and Practice #D11HP03119A0.

Address correspondence to Patricia Allen, EdD, RN, CNE, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, 3601 4th Street, MS 79430, Lubbock, TX 79430; e-mail: Patricia.allen@ttuhsc.edu.

10.3928/01484834-20070401-06

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