Today's health care environment requires registered nurses to be prepared for an array of practice settings, providing care outside the hospital and directly in the community. There is increasing focus on wellness, prevention, access to care, and mental health services for an aging and more diverse population. To improve alignment of education with increasingly complex needs, donor-advised funding supported four prelicensure nursing schools to transform their curricula. Selected schools were guided through a curriculum redesign process emphasizing community and continuum of care. This innovation was consistent with meeting challenges to realize the Institute of Medicine's 2011 Future of Nursing recommendations.
Recommended CitationSwan, Beth Ann; Hilden, Peggy; West, Nikki; Chan, Garrett; Shaffer, Kathryn; Berg, Judith G; Dickow, Mary; and Jones, Deloras, "Redesigning Nursing Education to Build Healthier Communities: An Innovative Cross-Sector Collaboration." (2020). College of Nursing Faculty Papers & Presentations. Paper 104.