Desiree Hensel, PhD, RN, PCNS, CNE
Don Lyon, OD, MS, FAAO
Nurse Educator. 40(4):165-166, July/August 2015
To meet a curricular need to redesign pediatric clinical education and to increase interprofessional education (IPE), we piloted a clinical experience for students at a school of optometry’s pediatric clinic. Consistent with Barr’s IPE practice model, objectives were created for common, complementary, and collaborative competencies for the clinical experience. The common objectives, those areas both nurses and optometrists need to know, were to describe common pediatric vision problems and screening techniques and use developmentally appropriate communication. Examining nursing’s role in vision care was the complementary objective. Finally, the collaborative objective was to develop a common language for discussing vision care.