A partnership between nursing education and practice: using an empowerment model to retain new nurses

J Nurs Adm. 2004 Jan;34(1):26-32. doi: 10.1097/00005110-200401000-00007.


A school of nursing and a health system in Massachusetts developed a unique partnership to create a system to attract and retain new nurses in acute care. The structure of this partnership was designed to increase the faculty of the school of nursing and add to the educational expertise in the department of staff development in the health system's major acute care hospital. The process was developed using an empowerment model. The authors describe the structure, process, and outcomes of this partnership.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Nursing / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Inservice Training
  • Interinstitutional Relations*
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Massachusetts
  • Models, Nursing*
  • Multi-Institutional Systems / organization & administration*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / education
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / supply & distribution*
  • Personnel Loyalty
  • Personnel Selection
  • Preceptorship*
  • Professional Autonomy
  • Schools, Nursing / organization & administration*