“Thinking outside the Box”: Social Innovations Emerging from Academic Nursing-Community Partnerships

Cheryl Zlotnick, Mary McDonnell-Naughton

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Nurses comprise the largest group of healthcare workers in the world. Increasingly, nurses in higher education institutions are collaborating with not-for-profit and community-based organisations to devise programs, projects and interventions that benefit both their students’ education and individuals in the community. This chapter describes an integrative review of these academic nursing-community partnerships, focusing on the nurses’ roles, the students’ role and the lessons learned from the partnership strategies that blend the expertise of the community members and nurses in higher education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation, Technology and Knowledge Management
Number of pages28
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameInnovation, Technology and Knowledge Management
ISSN (Print)2197-5698
ISSN (Electronic)2197-5701

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  • Academic-community partnerships
  • Community health
  • Global nurse citizen
  • Intersectionality
  • Nursing
  • Public health
  • Social innovation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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