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Innovations in Student Nurse Clinical Education Partnerships


Jill Williams

Jill Williams

Vice President of Workforce Initiatives





  • Workforce


education workforce

This event features new and innovative ways in which hospitals and schools of nursing are making it easier for nursing students to learn and quickly acclimate to the health care environment — all while earning a salary.

Learn how Freeman Health System collaborated with Crowder Community College, and Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital collaborated with East Central College to introduce a new model of nursing education. By transforming the clinical learning experience into an apprenticeship model, students pursuing an associate degree in nursing gain real-world clinical practice as they become acclimated to the health care culture. This model increases student confidence, and it is an avenue to combat the nursing shortage and reduce new nurse turnover rates.


Jeanee’ Kennedy, MBA, BSN, R.N.
Chief Nursing Officer
Freeman Health Systems, Joplin
Joplin, Mo.

Nancy J. Mitchell, MSN, R.N.
Director of Nursing
Dean of Health Science
Assistant Professor of Nursing
East Central College
Union, Mo.

Heather Sluis, MSN, R.N.
Clinical Educator
Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital
Sullivan, Mo.

Sandra Reed Wilson, MSN, R.N., ACNS-BC
Director of Nursing
Crowder College
Neosho, Mo.

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