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Effective Learning of Interprofessional Teamwork

Rossler, Kelly L. PhD, RN; Buelow, Janet R. PhD, RN; Thompson, Anne W. EdD, PT; Knofczynski, Greg PhD

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000313
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Educators are actively identifying optimal teaching-learning strategies that afford future health care professionals opportunities to acquire skills necessary to function as a member of an interprofessional team. This article describes the development of an interprofessional team learning experience consisting of students from 6 health professions programs within 1 college of health professions. Student achievement of interprofessional team competencies were evaluated in a pretest-posttest format. Essential components of a 7-week program, teaching methodologies, and course evaluations are presented.

Author Affiliations: Assistant Professor (Dr Rossler), Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Baylor University, Dallas, Texas; Professor (Dr Buelow), Health Services Administration; Department Head (Dr Thompson), Rehabilitation Sciences; Associate Professor, Statistics (Dr Knofczynski), Armstrong State University, Savannah, Georgia.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Rossler, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Baylor University, 3700 Worth St, Dallas, TX 75246 (Kelly_Rossler@baylor.edu).

Accepted for publication: June 26, 2016

Published ahead of print: August 3, 2016

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