Academic Nursing Practice: Helping to Shape the Future of Healthcare

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Lois K. Evans, Norma M. Lang
Springer Publishing Company, Feb 25, 2004 - Medical - 304 pages
Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!

Academic Nursing Practice can be a living laboratory that integrates the education, practice, and research mission of a school of nursing. Where better to demonstrate the efficacy of new practice models and interventions, identify questions for further study, teach students, and keep faculty skills fresh?

This book describes how to develop and implement these nurse-managed practices, based on the extensive experience of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, along with case examples from other programs. Practical strategies described include securing university support, outside funding, and academic-community partnerships.

Academic Nursing Practice offers an opportunity for nursing to exert leadership on the pressing issues facing today's health care system --access, quality, and cost. This book is an excellent resource to begin planning for one.

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A Vision and a Plan for Academic Nursing Practice
Looking Back
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Academic Nursing Practice can be a living laboratory that integrates the practice, education, and research mission of a school of nursing

Norma M. Lang is Lillian Brunner Professor of Medicine Surgical Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is a Senior Research Fellow in the Annenberg Public Policy Center and a Senior Fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics. She directs the Office of International Programs and the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership. She is the Dean Emeritus of Nursing (1992-2000) and former Dean and Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing (1980-1992). Dr. Lang's research interests include quality assurance, nursing standards and outcome measures, peer review, the Nursing Minimum Data Set and the development of the International Classification for Nursing Practice. She has authored numerous publications. Her pioneering work in identifying standards and measures to evaluate the quality of nursing care has served as a basis for nursing policy throughout the world. The seminal model for measuring and evaluating the quality of nursing care that bears her name has been adopted in several counties. Her teaching expertise is in executive management, leadership, informatics, and classification for nursing practice. She has been an advisor and faculty member for the Wharton Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Program in Management for Nurse Executives and co-directed the Penn Macy Institute to Advance Academic Nursing Practice. Dr. Lang is a fellow of the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and an honorary membership in the American Association of Colleges of Nurses. She is the 2001 recipient of the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations Ernest A. Codman Award. In 2002 she received the Jessie S. Scott Award from the American Nurses Association.

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