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Category and Criteria for Health Care Organizations


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Category of Designation
Creating Workplace Environments that Promote Academic
Progression of Nurses

Criteria
Designation is based on the extent to which excellence in
creating partnerships to advance academic progression is
demonstrated. The criteria used to define excellence in this
category are as follows:

  1. A comprehensive program that promotes academic progression throughout the organization has been developed and implemented with evidence of a system wide commitment to the program.
  2. Health care organization representatives are actively engaged with their academic partner(s) in a professional collaboration resulting in a commitment to academic progression.
  3. Academic/practice partnerships support an educated and diverse nursing workforce to maximize competence and role performance to meet the needs of increasingly complex work environments.
  4. The health care organization facilitates academic progression through the provision of resources to support employees in the nursing learner role.
  5. Academic/practice partnerships yield projects to advance evidence-based nursing practice.
  6. Health care organization representatives in collaboration with their academic partner(s) disseminate the effectiveness of innovative programs that support academic progression, through local, regional, or national forums.

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