Thursday, 20 July 2006: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Partnering to Advance Evidence-Based Practice: The Pace University and Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) Experience
Learning Objective #1: Describe the process of developing an EBP partnership between the academic and clinical settings.
Learning Objective #2: Identify the roles and functions of EBP visiting faculty member.
The symposium will share the evolution, implementation, and description of an academic-service partnership to advance evidence-based practice (EBP). The emphasis will be on the evolution of a shared appointment in EBP. There will be five aspects to the symposium. The first will focus on the conceptual framework for the collaborative relationship and present the context in which the partnership developed. Historically, Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York had an established relationship. The second presentation will describe the evolution of an idea for a new role focused on implementation of an EBP model at the VNSNY. Next, the details (organizational and legal) of making the idea of a shared appointment a reality will be presented. There were bureaucratic challenges and hurdles to overcome, but the belief by the principals in this endeavor overcame any organizational obstacles. The fourth presentation is a description of the position and how it has been operationalized during its first year. The symposium will conclude with each organization discussing the benefits of the partnership and recommendations for how to implement this type of collaboration in other settings.
Organizer:Rona Faye Levin, PhD, RN
 Context of an Academic/Service Collaboration in EBP
Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN
 Working Toward the Partnership
Joan M. Chaya, MA
 Evolution of a Visiting Faculty Role in EBP
MaryJo Vetter, MS, RN, NPC
 A New Role in EBP
Rona Faye Levin, PhD, RN
 Organizational Benefits and Future Recommendations
Joan M. Chaya, MA, Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN