Marijean Buhse, PhD, Rn, NP-BC and Carol Della Ratta, PhD, RN, CCRN
Nurse Educator. 42(5):240-244, September/October 2017
Interprofessional education (IPE) has gained momentum across health profession schools. Exploring interprofessional experiences in the classroom setting may further enhance collaborative skills while advancing clinical knowledge. In this video and article, 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.