1. Maneval, Rhonda DEd, RN
  2. Browne, Kevin P. DNP, RN, CNS, CCRN
  3. Feldman, Harriet R. PhD, RN, FAAN
  4. Brooks, Christopher MS, RN, CENP, AOCNS
  5. Scuderi, Deneen MSN, RN, CPHQ
  6. Henderson, Joy PhD, RN
  7. Epstein, Carol PhD, RN, FCCM


This article describes an innovative academic-practice partnership designed to promote new nurse competency and meet employer needs for graduates with in-demand knowledge and competencies in specialty patient populations. Three practice partners identified areas of need and with the school of nursing developed specialty nursing elective courses with precepted clinical experiences.