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health policy advocacy, health professions education, interprofessional education, political astuteness, team-based learning



  1. Eaton, Melody PhD, RN
  2. deValpine, Maria PhD, RN
  3. Sanford, Julie DNS, RN
  4. Lee, Jamie MSN, RN
  5. Trull, Laura PhD
  6. Smith, Kandy DNS, RN


In a complex health care environment, nursing and health care professional graduates should be able to understand and collaboratively advocate for health policy benefitting patients, families, and communities. This study explored the effectiveness of interprofessional team-based learning to improve political astuteness in undergraduate health profession students. This engaging method may prove to enhance health care professionals' likelihood of understanding, involvement, and influencing health policy in the future.