interprofessional education, nursing students, peer teaching, physical therapy modalities, physical therapy students



  1. McCrorie, Pamela MMedSci, RN
  2. Roberts, Pamela A. PhD, RN
  3. Sainsbury, David MManipTher
  4. Boldy, Duncan PhD
  5. Gower, Shelley GradDipEd


Perceptions of first-semester BSN students (N = 220) who received education on patient moving and handling skills from either fourth-year physical therapy/physiotherapy student peer teachers (n = 8) or regular nurse educators were obtained via validated scales and focus groups. There was a significant increase in the mean scores of items concerning communication skills in both groups, with increased scores for all items in the peer-led group. The teaching skills of physical therapy/physiotherapy student peers were evaluated highly by the nursing students.