Academic-Practice Partnerships

Academic-Practice Partnerships

Please join me in understanding the latest evidence in Academic-Practice partnerships and how an intentional and robust partnership can benefit you, your students, faculty, and the patients we all serve. In this session, participants will participate in an interactive process to build the framework for a partnership that will meet the unique needs of each participant. In addition, strategies will be developed to assist when others may not equally value partnerships.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the current evidence on Academic-Practice partnerships.
  • Explore opportunities, challenges, and strategies to developing and maintaining robust Academic-Practice partnerships.
  • Develop a framework for a usable Academic-Practice partnership.


Pam Springer, RN-BC, PhD, ANEF, NEA-BC

Pamela Springer, RN-BC, PhD, ANEF, NEA-BC is the Senior Director for Clinical Learning and Student Services for the St. Luke’s Health System out of Boise Idaho. In her role, Dr. Springer is respnsible for Academic-Practice partnerships and with ensuring students have outstanding experiences in the health system. Dr. Springer’s background includes over 20 years in Higher Education giving her the ability to appreciate both the challenges and the opportunities that can be found through intentional and robust partnerships.