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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the author’s final published version in Nursing Economic$

Volume 35, Issue 2, April 2017, Pages 96-99.

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  • Multiple national reports identify actionable recommendations to transform education and practice to meet the needs of health care and healthcare delivery beyond the hospital walls.
  • The Josiah Macy Jr. Conference (2016) focused on transforming primary care and changing healthcare culture to support expansion of roles for registered nurses (RNs).
  • Partnerships between academia and clinical practice are critical to expanding learning opportunities beyond traditional acute care settings.
  • Development of primary care expertise in nursing faculty and adjunct faculty, in collaboration with primary care and ambulatory care nursing leaders, is essential.
  • Academic-practice partnerships must advocate for removing regulatory and practice barriers to allow RNs to practice to the full scope of education and training.
  • Recommendations from national reports extend beyond enhanced roles in primary care practice and have global implications

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