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Enhancing Interprofessional Education With Team-Based Learning

Buhse, Marijean PhD, RN, NP-BC; Della Ratta, Carol PhD, RN, CCRN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000370
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Interprofessional education (IPE) has gained momentum across health profession schools in simulation and clinical settings. Exploring interprofessional experiences in the classroom setting may further enhance collaborative skills while advancing clinical knowledge. The authors describe an innovative approach to IPE to teach chronic care concepts to graduate nursing, physician assistant, and public health students. Enhancing IPE with a team-based learning approach resulted in improved knowledge of chronic care management, student perceptions of mutual respect, and perceived development of communication and teamwork skills.

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Author Affiliations: Clinical Professor (Dr Buhse) and Clinical Assistant Professor (Dr Della Ratta), School of Nursing, Stony Brook University, New York.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Buhse, School of Nursing, Stony Brook University, HSC L2 Room 220, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8240 (

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Accepted for publication: January 9, 2017

Published online before print: February 28, 2017

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