Nurse giving a vaccine in a patient's arm.
Who Should Attend?
The RUSH Faculty Practice Summer Institute is the ideal learning environment for department leaders, administrators and business directors, and clinical faculty who are ready to start a faculty practice program at their institution. Breakout sessions will give you the opportunity to network with your peers around the country and at RUSH College of Nursing. We will go in-depth to help you answer your specific questions and problem-solve for your unique situation. If your institution is planning to start its own faculty practice program within the next 3 years, you will benefit from hearing from our experts and building a network of others looking to get their programs up and running.
Nursing students does exam on a baby.
What Topics Will We Cover?
Our leaders will cover topics including: fostering community partnerships, the finances of faculty practice, engaging faculty, promoting scholarship, supporting students, marketing your program, and much more. During our three days together, we will split time between lectures from our faculty and leadership, breakout sessions in peer groups to do individualized problem solving, and an outing to one of our longtime partner sites.

About RUSH Faculty Practice

The Nation's Most Robust Program

Established in the 1970s by inaugural dean Luther Christman, PhD, RN, FAAN, the RUSH faculty practice program has evolved to serve the healthcare needs of Chicago residents and the educational and scholarship needs of nursing students and faculty. From our first partnership with Chicago Public Schools, RUSH now has more than 25 partner sites located in Chicago’s Near West and South Sides. Nurses provide more than 75,000 hours of direct patient care to historically underserved communities and nearly 25,000 hours of clinical learning experiences to prelicensure and DNP students. In September 2022, the faculty practice program became the Department of Academic Practice Nursing in the College of Nursing. 

Registration, Cost and Lodging

The cost to participate is $600 and includes food during conference hours and outings. There are a number of hotels and accommodations near of our campus.
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July 17, 2023 (Day 1)
8:30 am Registration Check-in
9:00 am Welcome & Practice Goals Summary
9:30 am RUSH University Faculty Practice – Background & History
10:30 am RISH University’s Commitment to Faculty Practice – understand how faculty practice aligns with and contributes to the overall University mission, vision, and strategic goals
11:00 am Formalizing the Department – outline how faculty practice became part of the College of Nursing’ strategic plan and fulfilling its mission
11:30 am Practice-Based Scholarship – defining, supporting, producing, and measuring outcomes
12:00 pm Lunch provided
12:45 pm Partner Panel – Learn from the partner’s perspective about what it is like having faculty practice clinicians working within their organization
1:30 pm Break
1:45 pm Site Visits – Take a shuttle to tour two nearby clinical sites
4:30 pm Shuttle to downtown Chicago
5:00 pm Architectural River Boat Tour – 45 minutes (included in registration)
6:00 pm Shuttle to RUSH University

July 18, 2023 (Day 2)
8:30 am Coffee & Breakfast
9:00 am Rank Promotion and Cross-departmental Collaboration Panel
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Clinician Panel – explore what it is like to work in faculty practice settings at RUSH
11:15 am Building Partner Relationships – making connections and holding effective conversations
12:00 pm Lunch provided
12:45 pm Finance – understand grants, service contracts, philanthropy, and integration of funds
1:45 pm Day-to-Day Operations – learn details of daily activities including credentialing, legal, risk management, and operational topics
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Rotating Break-out Sessions

  • Finance
  • Faculty & Student Engagement
  • Marketing & Partner Engagement

4:30 pm End of day wrap up

July 19, 2023 (Day 3)
8:30 am Coffee & Breakfast
9:00 am Student Engagement - building a sustainable student scholarship infrastructure & clinical placement pipeline
10:00 am Marketing
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Frequent Questions – Sharing lessons learned from office hours
11:00 am Closing Presentation
11:30 am Wrap up
12:00 pm Summer Institute 2023 close



Assistant Dean, Faculty Practice

Senior Administrative Manager, Department of Academic Practice Nursing

Dean, RUSH College of Nursing Provost, Interim, RUSH University

President, Interim, RUSH University

Director of Finance, RUSH College of Nursing

Program Director, Family Connects

Associate Professor, RUSH College of Nursing

Program Manager, Family Connects

Community Health RN Manager

Community Health RN

Community Health NP, Instructor

Assistant Professor, RUSH College of Nursing

Assistant Professor, RUSH College of Nursing

Interim Department Chair, RUSH College of Nursing

Director, Adult-Gero Primary Care NP Program, RUSH College of Nursing

Department Chair, RUSH College of Nursing

Administrative Manager, RUSH College of Nursing

Department Chair, RUSH College of Nursing

Director, Adult-Gero Acute Care NP and CNS Programs, RUSH College of Nursing

Associate Vice President of Marketing Communications, RUSH

Director of Media Relations, RUSH

Marketing Manager, RUSH College of Nursing

Recent Presentation Testimonial
"Dr. Moss, over the course of your visit, you interacted with dozens of faculty members. Through those interactions, you helped us to advance our practice mission by sharing best practices for integrating scholarship and teaching into our faculty practice. Your presentation, Redesigning Faculty Practice Models to Strategically Support the School’s Education and Scholarship Mission, was attended by more than 20 of our faculty members. Many faculty members have communicated to me that your presentation helped them to see a new perspective on the value of faculty practice."
Charles Yingling, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Associate Dean, University of Michigan School of Nursing

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CE Credit

Earn 15.75 hours of CE credit with your registration!

Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, RUSH University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement For Nursing: RUSH University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 nursing contact hour(s).