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health professions students, interprofessional collaboration, interprofessional education, Leicester Model of interprofessional education, scaffolding



  1. Zook, Sharon Strang DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
  2. Hulton, Linda J. PhD, RN
  3. Dudding, Carol C. PhD, CCC-SLP
  4. Stewart, Anne L. PhD
  5. Graham, Amy C. MSN, RN, FNP-BC


Fragmentation of health care negatively impacts quality; one of the contributing factors may be ineffective collaboration among health care professionals. This article describes the implementation of an interprofessional education curriculum for graduate students enrolled in nursing, psychology, and speech-language pathology programs. Over 3 semesters, students engaged in interprofessional collaboration modules, unfolding case studies, virtual simulation, and shared case planning experiences. The curriculum's impact on students' attitudes and values toward interprofessional collaborative practice was measured.