Practice/Academic Partnership During The COVID-19 Crisis – Policy Brief and Webinar


In an effort to provide a humanitarian response during this coronavirus pandemic, NCSBN, OADN and other national organizations, have issued recommendations for academic-practice partnerships between health care facilities and pre-licensure nursing education programs. The pandemic situation differs across the country, and each school of nursing in each state must carefully evaluate their circumstances regarding deployment of nursing students. This policy brief may provide guidance to programs that are able to collaborate with clinical partners for continued nursing student education within direct patient care environments.

View the policy brief.

This video looks at the model and the successes two states have had implementing it.

  • Maryann Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chief Officer, Nursing Regulation, NCSBN
  • Julie Zerwic, PhD, FAHA, FAAN, Kelting Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, University of Iowa
  • Kathy Dolter, PhD, RN Dean of Nursing, Kirkwood Community College
  • Sarah Phipps, MSHSA, BSN, RN, Associate Executive Director, Idaho Board of Nursing