Document Type


Publication Date

Summer 7-2014

Publication Source

Journal of Nursing Education





Inclusive pages



doi: 10.3928/01484834-20140617-04

Peer Reviewed



Interprofessional health education has received in- creased attention from educators and health care institu- tions over the past decades. In the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health re- port, the necessity of nursing professionals becoming full partners with other health care professionals is described. In 2011, a group of faculty members in northeast Indiana formed an interprofessional education (IPE) consortium, which included faculty from several universities. The mem- bers were from a larger community group who met monthly and realized they shared a common interest in developing an IPE program. The purpose of this article is to describe the unique interprofessional and multi-institutional education- al series that has been offered as a result of the collaborative efforts of this consortium. The initiative is continuous and now enters the second phase of the IPE learning series. This initiative may help others make the necessary changes in health care education. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(x):xxx-xxx.]


Interprofessional education, Innovative, Education, Medical/organization & administration, Education, Nursing/organization & administration, Education, Pharmacy/organization & administration, Family Practice/education, Health Occupations/education, Humans, Indiana Interinstitutional Relations, Interprofessional Relations, Physician Assistants/education, Universities/organization & administration


Curriculum and Instruction | Medical Education | Nursing | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences