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Living the Manatt report: Advancing the future of nursing through joint academic appointments Journal of Professional Nursing




In 2016, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing published the Manatt Report which outlines recommendations to address the future of academic nursing. This report asserts that in order to influence the direction of healthcare, academic nursing needs to partner with academic health centers in leadership positions, embrace current clinical practice, and prioritize research. The following paper details the successful implementation of

joint academic appointments between a college of nursing and a medical college. Joint appointments have formalized the role of clinician-educator, brought current clinical knowledge to academia, and allowed for protected academic time that is focused on enhancing the nursing curriculum. The development of joint appointments must be approached in a structured fashion ensuring a symbiotic relationship for all parties. This arrangement validates the commitment of both organizations to the education of future providers within the interdisciplinary team.

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Pfister, Jennifer K., Kuester, Jill C., McDermott, Katie, Talbert, Leslie, Schindler, Christine A.


Katie L. McDermott NP Nurse Practitioner Peds Crit Care in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin

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