Meeting The Future of Nursing Report Recommendations: A Successful Practice-Academic Partnership.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In collaboration with the University of Texas at El Paso, nurse leadership at Del Sol Medical Center implemented an internship program for nursing students in the final semester of a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program. The medical center experienced an increase in the proportion of BSN-prepared nurses, decreased orientation full-time equivalents (FTE), and lowered operating costs. The university experienced highly satisfied and competent new graduate nurses. The nurse interns averaged a 91.9% in-hospital registered nurse (RN) competency completion rate during the internship. All interns accepted a RN position at the medical center. Total savings for salaries, benefits, and recruitment fees at the medical center were $599,040 with a total FTE savings of 23.4 FTEs per week, over 10 weeks.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stout, C; Short Nancy, ; Aldrich, K; Cintron, RJ; Provencio-Vasquez, E

Published Date

  • May 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 161 - 166

PubMed ID

  • 26259340

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0746-1739


  • eng