Academic-Practice Partnership

Using shared resources of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) and 10 Maryland Hospital and/or Health System Partners, an additional 200 hospital-based nurse graduates, which includes 111 nurses previously recruited and enrolled who are continuing their academic studies, will be prepared as Baccalaureate and Masters’ graduates over five years. With preparation as hospital-based Clinical Instructors, Faculty, Preceptors and Mentors, this pipeline will continue to assist in filling nursing workforce vacancies and reducing the nursing faculty shortage. In addition, mechanisms will be identified by which clinical placements can be increased and evaluations will be conducted addressing how graduates have added value to their organizations.