The purpose of the Academic-Practice Partnership is to provide collaboration between the UK College of Nursing, UK HealthCare, and Eastern State Hospital in terms of practice, research, and scholarship. This partnership began in October 2015.
Academic Practice Partnership
Work Learning Program
The Work Learning Program was designed as a way for nurses to further their education and advance their careers, and to prepare these nurses for practice and leadership. The program provides evidence-based support to full-time employees admitted to the Work Learning Program.
RAPID is an inaugural Research and Practice Initiatives Day (RAPID). As part of an academic-clinical partnership, the intent of RAPID was to advance education, enhance staff development, support research, and improve patient outcomes.
Eastern State Hospital Research Council
BH WELL is part of an Academic-Practice Partnership between the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, UK HealthCare, and Eastern State Hospital. We serve the partnership through practice, research, and scholarship. This partnership is a formalized relationship that developed based on our shared vision, goals, and knowledge; clear and ongoing communication and commitment; and mutual respect. This partnership was established in October 2015. As part of the Academic-Practice Partnership, Dr. Okoli and Ms. Robertson hold joint appointments at Eastern State Hospital where they serve as Director of Behavioral Health Research and Evidence-Based Practice at Eastern State Hospital and Director of Work Learning Program.