Teri A Murray

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The acute shortage of RNs is both well established and projected to continue. Two primary factors contributing to the nursing shortage are insufficient numbers of faculty and insufficient clinical sites for students. Innovative academic-service partnerships are realigning these scarce resources to improve the quality of clinical education and build cultures(More)
This article describes a unique demonstration project using a collaborative practice and education partnership to expand baccalaureate student education capacity by 75% in an accelerated nursing program. Components of the project include using hospital-paid (donated) master's clinicians as clinical faculty; using online course delivery for the non-clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The phenomena experienced by professional nurses who make practice-based career changes are seldom addressed in the literature. Nurses changing from a hospital-based practice to a home health care setting report feelings of anxiety, incompetency, and lack of the necessary skills to care for clients in the home. METHOD An integrative review of(More)
The concurrent nursing and faculty shortages continue to be critical issues for the nation's health care system. As academic nursing programs struggle with maintaining and increasing enrollment in the midst of a faculty shortage, one solution is to expand the faculty's capacity through innovative academic-service partnerships. Schools and clinical partners(More)
Academic and service entities can create sustainable models of collaboration that realign relationships and resources to enhance the critical competencies essential for entry into practice. Our hospital and school collaborated to implement an innovative academic-service partnership model in which the academic and the care delivery enterprises intersected to(More)
The purpose of this article is to analyze the St. Johns Mercy Medical Center (SJMMC)-Saint Louis University School of Nursing (SLUSON) dedicated education unit (DEU) project for partnership effectiveness. The DEU, an innovative and collaborative academic-service partnership, reconceptualizes the role of the faculty and staff nurse in the clinical(More)
Acute care facilities are no longer viewed as the center of the health care network. Efforts to reduce hospital length of stay will continue to spur the growth of care delivered in homes. With the downsizing of many hospitals, the need for nurses in acute care settings will decline. Many acute care nurses are finding themselves seeking employment(More)
This article highlights the educational needs that emerged when an academic institution and a hospital partnered to produce more nurses in response to the registered nurse shortage. The partnership proposed to offer quality clinical experiences for students by having the hospital-paid nurse clinicians serve as faculty. This would enable the academic partner(More)
Strategic alliances involve the sharing of resources to achieve mutually relevant benefits and they are flexible ways to access resources outside of one's own institution. The recent landmark report from the Institute of Medicine, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, called for academic and health care organizations to strategically(More)