Mennonite College of Nursing and the Community Health Care Clinic have been presented with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award at MCN’s Alumni Celebration on December 1. The occasion occurred at ISU’s Alumni Center from 4-6 p.m., with remarks by Dean Judy Neubrander and award presentation at 5 p.m. Mike Romagnoli, government director of CHCC, and Brigitte Lamar RN, nurse care coordinator on the clinic, have been current on behalf of CHCC.
The Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award is a nationwide honor presented yearly to AACN member faculties and their follow companions. It is awarded to greatest-of-the-greatest establishments with very productive, mannequin educational-follow partnerships. MCN has partnered with CHCC for a number of years on a program named CAUSE, or Change Agents for the Underserved: Service Education. A predominant aim of the connection is to coach registered nurses and nursing college students to perform on the full scope of the license in main care settings.
“Our partnership with CHCC is to educate nurses, improve the health of patients served by the clinic, prevent hospital readmission, and demonstrate a cost savings through care coordination and management of chronic illness, mental health, and substance abuse,” explains Project Director and Illinois State school member Susan Watkins. “It is an honor for both MCN and CHCC to have our work together recognized by the AACN on a national level. This program is truly assisting the underserved populations in our community in a very meaningful way.”
You can be taught extra about CAUSE at its website.
Mennonite College of Nursing provides a wide range of undergraduate, doctoral, and certificates packages. You can be taught extra about Mennonite College of Nursing at Nursing.IllinoisState.edu.