Practice/Academe Innovative Collaboration Award 


Given that healthcare systems and schools of nursing have a stake in each other’s success, STTI will recognize an institution or group of institutions for innovative practice/academe collaboration. A successful submission will demonstrate how the collaboration optimized the way nursing practice and academe worked together to accomplish STTI’s vision of creating a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service, and learning to improve the health of the world’s people. In addition, collaborations should advance the profession and the discipline of nursing within their respective community/communities, resulting in improved patient care outcomes.

Selected submissions meeting or exceeding the judging criteria may submit their work to an appropriate peer-reviewed collection under the Independent Online Research Repository. Additionally, the award recipient and other submitters may be invited to present and discuss their collaboration during a special convention concurrent session.

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Past Award Recipients


2015 Award Recipient

Interdisciplinary Healthcare Education Partnership
Alberta Health Services
MacEwan University
NorQuest College
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Provincial Health Services Authority
University of Alberta
Alberta, Canada

The Interdisciplinary Health Education Partnership (IHEP) is an inter-institutional, interprofessional team comprised of healthcare simulation specialists and interprofessional education experts from both clinical practice and academic settings in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Over the past seven years, IHEP members have successfully developed, implemented, and evaluated multi-modal interprofessional simulations (SIM-IPE) for pre-licensure learners at HELP! Save Stan Saturday (SSS). This annual IPE event offers learners a full day of interprofessional team-based scenarios focused on increasing interprofessional competence. IHEP, through the implementation of SSS, has developed capacity for SIM-IPE in faculty and clinical instructors and successfully provided pre-licensure health science students the opportunity to increase IP competence. Moreover, this partnership has resulted in significant enrichment of SIM-IPE in the nursing and non-nursing simulation practice communities locally and across Canada. Academic and clinical practice members comprise: MacEwan University, Norquest College, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services Provincial Health Authority.

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