Friday, November 8, 2013

HRSA Grant Funds Interprofessional Educational Experiences

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing (SON) received a three-year, $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to help integrate interprofessional education experiences with medicine, pharmacy, and social work into the curriculum, reports.

The expanded curriculum will be for students in the graduate level adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist program.

“In many cases, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health practitioners have struggled to find ways to work together for the good of the patient,” said Alexa Stuifbergen, dean of SON. “Because learning how to work in teams with other health care providers shouldn’t begin on the job, several years ago we began to incorporate collaborative educational experiences into all levels of the nursing curricula.”

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