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What is an Academic Nursing Center

An academic nursing center is a community-based health center that is operated and staffed by registered professional nurses and by nurse practitioners under the sponsorship of a university. It provides the community with ready access to education, to counseling for health promotion, health maintenance and prevention of illness, and to treatment of health problems using a multidisciplinary approach. Working within a nursing framework, these types of centers acknowledge that people with health care needs as well as their family members and significant others are all partners in managing a patient’s health and wellbeing.