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Journal of Nursing Research and Practice

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The Stony Brook University Hospital and School of Nursing academic practice partnership

Joint Event on 45th World Congress on Nursing Care & 8th European Breast Congress

December 11-13, 2017 | Rome, Italy

Lee Anne Xippolitos

Stony Brook University, USA

Keynote: J Nurs Res Pract

Abstract :

The Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) and the School of Nursing (SON) have solidified the foundation of an academic practice partnership, established in 2010. The SBUH-SON collaborative relationship was implemented to address issues through mutual-goal setting; sharing of risks, responsibilities, accountability; and sharing of resources. The Chief Nursing Office of SBUH and the Dean of the SON have established an organizational structure that aligned the mission and visions of the hospital with the SON. The goals of the partnership are to: 1) respond to challenges inherent in patient care delivery; 2) develop systems improvements that increase quality and safety and reduce cost; and, 3) increase the research capacity through the development of a collaborative research infrastructure. To demonstrate mutual investment and commitment, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was established between the individual academic and practice units. This MOU formalized relationships and delineates joint accountability. This strategic alliance created opportunities for shared responsibilities, governance and decision-making. The Partnership was formalized through participation as academic and clinical partners in the jointly sponsored American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)/The Dartmouth Institute Nursing Faculty and Clinical Partners Improving Health Care Together: the Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy. For the pilot project, improving the process of patient and family centered care (PFCC) on an inpatient, medical oncology unit was selected. The primary aims were to: 1) reduce patient falls; 2) decrease patient pressure ulcers; 3) decrease interruptions due to call lights; and, 4) improve patient satisfaction related to communication between the health care team and patients and families. A secondary aim of this partnership was to strengthen quality and safety knowledge in the undergraduate and graduate curricula of the SON. An intervention was implemented using PDSA and results indicated improvements in fall and UAPU rates, patient and staff satisfaction rates, enhanced patient and staff communication, and decreased interruptions to nursing��?s workflow. Additionally, the processes and outcomes of the project served to inform undergraduate and graduate curricular revisions in the SON. The partnership provides a forum for leveraging expertise from the clinical and academic arenas. In 2012, the partnership jointly prepared for initial accreditation of SBUH��?s UHC/AACN Post-Baccalaureate Residency Program (PBRP) by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Key members of the partner units have joint appointments on committees responsible for research, education, and best practice. Sustainability of the partnership��?s efforts is demonstrated through a model of shared resources that includes non-salaried faculty appointments of SBUH professionals to the SON and off-set for faculty serving in dual roles. To drive transformation and implement change, the partnership��?s commitment to lifelong learning. Additionally, continuing education opportunities are jointly developed to provide relevant knowledge that will promote educational and career advancement. These efforts foster a commitment to professional baccalaureate education, seamless academic progression, and leadership development. The partnership exists within an academic-medical center that is composed of five health professions schools and a tertiary-care hospital

Biography :

Lee Anne Xippolitos has held multiple nursing leadership positions in her career. Presently, her role at Stony Brook University involves responsibility on the President’s team as Dean of the School of Nursing at Stony Brook University.; Xippolitos has completed her PhD in Nursing at Adelphi University. She is licensed as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, as well as, a Nurse Practitioner in psychiatric-mental health nursing. She is certified as a Nurse Administrator through the American Nurses Credentialing Board and is President-Elect for the New York State Council of Deans. Her administrative abilities have allowed her to develop unique educational-clinical partnerships that have been recognized on the national level

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