Characteristics of schools of nursing operating academic nurse-managed centers

Joanne M. Pohl, Juliann G. Sebastian, Violet H. Barkauskas, M. Lynn Breer, Carolyn A. Williams, Marcia Stanhope, Jean Nagelkerk, Mary Kay Rayens

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Academic nurse-managed centers (ANMCs) can be important sites for addressing the tripartite mission of the academy. Yet, limited information about numbers of ANMCs and the schools sponsoring them is available. This paper presents an update on schools of nursing (SONs) operating ANMCs. A survey was sent to 683 deans and directors of baccalaureate and higher-degree SONs, with 565 responding (response rate: 83%). Ninety-two SONs indicated they had one or more ANMCs. The largest percentage of the SONs with ANMCs were classified as doctoral/research-intensive or extensive universities, a proportion much higher than the national percent of SONs in this category. Schools of Nursing were financially supporting centers at a lower percentage of actual costs than was reported in earlier studies, although grants continue to be a major source of funding. Academic nurse-managed centers are likely to be supported by SONs with substantial research, practice, faculty, and student resources. Overall, the national number of ANMCs seems stationary over the past two decades.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-295
Number of pages7
JournalNursing outlook
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

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