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Transforming the Academia-Practice Partnership Through an Innovative Role Design

Jeffs, Debra PhD, RN; Brown, Lori MSN, DHA, RN, CENP, FACHE, CPHQ

doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000086
Departments: Spotlight on Education

The director of academic nursing education was created to strengthen the relationship between academic nursing education and clinical practice with goals of advancing nurses’ academic education and preparing the future pediatric nursing workforce for 1 organization.

Author Affiliations: Director of Academic Nursing Education (Dr Jeffs), Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock; and Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock; Chief Nursing Executive (Dr Brown), Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada; and Former Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock.

No funding was received for this study.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Jeffs, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202 (jeffsda@archildrens.org).

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