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Faculty Practice

Our service is a faculty practice enterprise of the College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, in collaboration with Thresholds Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centers and Mile Square Health Center.

What is Faculty Practice?

Faculty practice has been defined as:

…all aspects of the delivery of health care through the roles of clinician, educator, researcher, consultant, and administrator. Faculty practice activities within this framework encompass direct nursing services to individuals and groups, as well as technical assistance and consultation to individuals, families, groups, and communities. In addition to the provision of service, practice provides opportunities for promotion, tenure, merit, and revenue generation.

A distinguishing characteristic of faculty practice within the School of Nursing is the belief that teaching, research, practice, and service must be closely integrated to achieve excellence. Faculty practice provides the vehicle through which faculty implement these missions. There is an assumption that student practica and residencies as well as research opportunities for faculty and students are an established component of faculty practice.

Administration (HRSA) directs national health programs that improve the Nation's health by assuring equitable access to comprehensive, quality health care for all. HRSA works to improve and extend life for people living with HIV/AIDS, provide primary health care to medically underserved people, serve women and children through State programs, and train a health workforce that is both diverse and motivated to work in underserved communities.

(From D. Taylor & L. Marion (2000), "Innovative practice models: Uniting advanced nursing practice and education." Chapter 21 in A.B. Hamric, J.A. Spross, & C.M. Hanson (Eds.), Advanced Nursing Practice, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, pp 795-831.)