FEATURESTransforming Nursing Education Through Interprofessional Collaborative Innovation A Project StoryHaverkamp, Jacqueline DNP, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC; Chovan, John D. PhD, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, ACHPN; Justice, Stephanie MSN, RN, CHSE; Ball, Kay PhD, RN, CNOR, CMLSO, FAAN; Ballard, Kacy C. DNP, CRNA; Batross, Deana DNP, CCRN, APRN, FNP-BC; Becker, Jeffrey D. BSISE, MBA; Butz, Sue DNP, RN, CCRN-K; Chavez, Ruth DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Garrett, Brian DNP, CRNA; Hummer, Kirk DNP, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC; Johnson, Vanessa MSN, RN, CHSE; Prusinski, Regina DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, FNP-BC; Shoemaker, Joy DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Smith, Amy L. MSN, RN, CNE; Zamaripa, Christine MSN, RN, C-EFM Author Information Author Affiliations: Department of Nursing, Otterbein University (Drs Haverkamp, Chovan, Ball, Ballard, Batross, Butz, Chavez, Garrett, Hummer, Prusinski, and Shoemaker and Mss Johnson, Justice, Smith, and Zamaripa), Westerville; Otterbein University / OhioHealth Nurse Anesthesia Program (Drs Ballard and Garrett), Columbus; and edgeThingZ (Mr Becker), Westerville, OH. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Corresponding author: John D. Chovan, PhD, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, ACHPN, Department of Nursing, Otterbein University, One South Grove St, Westerville, OH 43081 ([email protected]). CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: April 2020 - Volume 38 - Issue 4 - p 176-182 doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000587 Buy Metrics Abstract This project story is about transforming nursing education through interprofessional collaborative innovation to develop and use a complement of technology-based portable simulation devices collectively known as the Healthcare Education Simulation Station. This collection of inexpensive, simulated point-of-care instruments controlled wirelessly by an instructor or simulation operator were developed and field tested by an interdisciplinary team to enhance learning experiences in several configurations, including those using standardized patients and those using static and low-, mid-, and high-fidelity manikins. The core feature of this project story is the collaboration of students and faculty from two unrelated disciplines, nursing and engineering. The story includes a description of the development, field testing, and initial deployment of a simulated pulse oximeter, capnograph, automated sphygmomanometer, cardiac monitor, thermometer, and fetal monitor. Underpinning this project story is Rogers' Diffusion of Innovation theory and how the characteristics of the innovation, the personnel, and the environment worked together to enable this project and the innovation's subsequent diffusion into nursing education. The aspiration to improve learning experiences for students in multiple disciplines was paramount. The desire to acquire high-quality, dynamic educational tools for nursing educators, coupled with an environment that encourages collaboration, led to an innovation that can transform nursing preparation and ultimately improve patient care, while minimizing cost. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.