Theory-based nursing practice positively influences many outcomes in healthcare organizations. As a response to limited human and economic resources, a college of nursing and a for-profit healthcare organization worked in partnership to develop a project that focused on developing and demonstrating the value of a dedicated education unit grounded in caring theory. The authors describe the development of the project, initial outcomes, and the relevance to nursing administration.
Authors' Affiliations: Assistant Professor (Dr Dyess) and Dean and Professor (Dr Boykin), Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; Director, Critical Care Service, St Mary's Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Florida (Ms Rigg).
Corresponding author: Dr Dyess, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd, CON 357, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (firstname.lastname@example.org).