TABLE 1. Penn Macy Initiative Schools
______________________________________________ Year 1: 1999* New York University Temple University University of California at Los Angeles University of Colorado University of Kentucky University of Rochester University of Texas University of Virginia University of Washington University of Wisconsin-Madison The CatholicUniversity of Chile* Year 2: 2000 Pennsylvania State University Rutgers University University of Florida University of Iowa University of Michigan University of Minnesota University of Nebraska Vanderbilt University Virginia Commonwealth University Wayne State University West Virginia University
______________________________________________ *Attended as a guest, sending one observer.
During Penn Macy’s first year, we accomplished the following planning objectives:
Identified and recruited experts in academic practice development and related fields, who served as program consultants. Identified target audiences. Schools of nursing in research-intensive universities with doctoral programs and National Institutes of Health research funding were invited to apply. Advertised the Penn Macy Initiative in a press release with a “save-the-date” announcement sent to over 50 nursing and health care publications as well as to the over 100 targeted schools of nursing. The deans of these schools were later sent a letter and application packet. Designed the application process, and recruited and selected participants. A panel of experts comprising the Penn Macy project leaders, Penn School of Nursing faculty, and an AACN representative selected 10 schools in 1999 and 11 schools in 2000 (see Table 1) from a systematic review of the applications. Planned conference content and created conference materials. A curriculum- planning committee developed content areas, based in part on objectives
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