Larissa Africa and Dr. Jean Shinners’ abstract was accepted for presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing’s Virtual 31st International Nursing Research Congress. Originally scheduled to be presented in-person in Abu Dhabi, Ms. Africa’s pre-recorded session on Bridging the Academic-Practice Gap: A Student Nurse Capstone Partnership will air on July 22 during the virtual conference. The presentation discusses the partnership between 3 organizations (Wright State University, Premier Health Partners and Versant) that developed a competency-based Student Nurse Capstone program as well as the structure of the program and how it was operationalized both at the Colleges of Nursing and at the healthcare organization. Outcomes around the gap assessment, competency validation rate, retention and engagement will also be shared with the attendees globally.
Versant, the only competency-based solution dedicated to developing all nurses, is pleased to offer an Academic-Practice Bridge Program for advanced practice registered nurses. Many nurses