Leadership by collaboration: Nursing's bold new vision for academic-practice partnerships

Juliann G. Sebastian, Eileen T. Breslin, Deborah E. Trautman, Ann H. Cary, Robert J. Rosseter, David Vlahov

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In 2016 the American Association of Colleges of Nursing issued a report, Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing that included recommendations for more fully integrating nursing education, research, and practice. The report calls for a paradigm shift in how nursing leaders in academia and practice work together and with other leaders in higher education and clinical practice. Only by doing so can we realize the full benefits of academic nursing in this new era in which integration and collaboration are essential to success. In this paper we: 1) examine how academic nursing can contribute to healthcare innovation across environments; 2) explore leadership skills for deans of nursing to advance the goals of academic nursing in collaboration with clinical nursing partners, other health professions and clinical service leaders, academic administrators, and community members; and, 3) consider how governance structures and policy initiatives can advance this work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-116
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Professional Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018


  • Academic nursing
  • Academic-practice partnerships
  • Governance
  • Innovation
  • Interprofessional practice
  • Leadership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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