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Authors

  1. Corbridge, Susan J. PhD, ACNP, FAANP
  2. Tiffen, Jennifer PhD, FNP
  3. Carlucci, Melissa MS, ACNP
  4. Zar, Fred A. MD

Abstract

Despite literature that supports the benefits of interprofessional collaboration among healthcare practitioners, such as better patient outcomes and more efficient use of resources, many education programs continue to educate in silos, leading to a lack of awareness of the role of other disciplines. The nurse practitioner role, as example, requires positive collaboration with other healthcare providers, including physicians. The authors describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of an innovative interprofessional clinical educational model that was integrated into a nurse practitioner curriculum, as well as lessons learned during the first 2 years this program has been in place.