An exceptional collaboration

Academic Practice Partnership

In recognition of their exceptional academic nursing partnership, the UF College of Nursing and UF Health Nursing have been selected to receive the New Era for Academic Nursing Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, or AACN.

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The academic nursing partnership between the college and leadership at UF Health Nursing is an innovative and sustained relationship that exemplifies collaboration and commitment across practice, research and education. Examples of innovation include the Academic Partnership Unit program at the UF Health Jacksonville campus, which is an innovative educational model for second-degree students that effectively combines limited faculty resources and practicing nurses’ expertise, as well as the recent demonstration project initiative.

Demonstration Projects

Nursing Innovation

Demonstration Projects Initiative

As part of a new initiative, UF Health nurses have the opportunity to collaborate with College of Nursing faculty, as well as other bedside nurses, to produce funded research projects.

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Nursing Innovation

2023 Demonstration Projects

Thanks to a collaboration between the University of Florida College of Nursing and UF Health Nursing, nurses have a new opportunity to develop those innovations and address the complex challenges facing the health care system.

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Current Demonstration Projects

Demonstration Projects

COVID-19 Related Wounds in Acutely Ill Inpatients Over the First Two Years of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic (CRAFT)

Team: Jennifer Bart, Cristina Phillips, Debra Lyon (MPIs), Caitlin Tripp, Randall Brian, Aimee Sheddan, Michele Berrious, Jennifer Huys, Jaime Thomas, Meghan Bailey, Cindy Westbrook, Elizabeth Dunn


Cultivating a Culture of Gratitude and Recognition on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

Team: Jamie Dees and Bryce Catarelli (MPIs)

Demonstration Projects

Improving Stroke Nurse Competence and Confidence through the Implementation of a Virtual Stroke Core Curriculum and Escape Room Simulation

Team: Nicolle Davis, Saunjoo Yoon (MPIs), Meghan Bailey, Courtney Bown, Jeannette Hester, Mathew Kirkland, Jennifer Melara, Rhona Osteen, Elizabeth Dunn, Research Assistant: Andrea Rangel


Identifying Biomarkers Related to Bioaccumulation of per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Unrepaired Neonates with Functionally Univentricular Heart Defects with Ductal-Dependent Circulation

Team: Alexandria Owen, Michael Maymi (MPIs)


Development of a Community-Engaged Nurse Development and Retention Program: A Pipeline to Empower Underrepresented High School Students in the East Gainesville Community

Team: Kimberly Martinez, Lakeshia Cousin (MPIs), Courtney Bowen


Feasibility of Implementation of a Patient Reported Symptom Assessment and Proactive Telephone Triage to Reduce Emergency Department and Inpatient Admissions in Adult Oncology Patients Receiving Chemotherapy: A Nurse Led Initiative

Team: Barbra Pesata, Debra Kelly (MPIs), Laurie Duckworth, Alexandra Kennan, Anne Pesantez


Continuous Video Monitoring for High Fall Risk Patients

Team: Frederick Ramos, Ragnhildur Bjarnadottir (MPIs)


Reducing Aggressive Behavioral Events in the Psychiatric Setting Through Caring Science

Team: Genevieve Banaag, Victoria Menzies (MPIs)

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Submit your Demonstration Project Proposal!

Submit your proposal for a demonstration project by July 5 through completing the form below! Awardees will be notified by Aug. 15.

Demonstration Project Submissions Portal

Please submit your Demonstration Project proposal here.

Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 125 MB.
Please submit the following information compiled into a single PDF document: -Application (including title page, research/implementation plan, potential for ongoing support and diffusion into practice, protection of human subjects, project timeline and milestone, and references on the same page) -Biosketches (up to six pages) -Detailed budget and budget justification (one page) -Appendices (one page)

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