Interprofessional, Intercollegiate Education: Advanced Practice Nursing and Pharmacy
Michele S. Bednarzyk, Kathaleen C. Bloom, Carol Motycka

It is clear to many leading national organizations, such as the Institute of Medicine and other professional groups and accrediting bodies that learning in teams with other health professionals is an important way to improve the health and safety of the population. In response to these mandates, many interprofessional health education programs have been developed within universities with an academic medical center. Creating interprofessional educational programs is a challenge for nursing programs in universities that do not have a medical center.The program described here is an innovative teaching-learning approach which is both interprofessional and intercollegiate in nature. Participants include graduate students in nursing at a southeastern university without an academic medical center as well as second year pharmacy students from another southeastern university with academic medical center. The purpose of the program is to foster strong relationships and partnerships among health care providers to maximize the quality of patient care.

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