IPE Toolkit and Vision Statement

NLN Advances Interprofessional Education (IPE) and
Practice (IPP) Through Vision Statement
and Faculty Toolkit

Leadership Conference February 4-6 Focuses on IPE
Washington, DC, January 27, 2016 -Recognizing that the nurse is integral in the delivery of team-based, patient-family centered care, the NLN urges the nurse educator community to work with peers in other professions to provide students with learning opportunities that acknowledge a profoundly changed health care environment. To facilitate this call to action, the NLN has published a vision for "Interprofessional Collaboration in Education and Practice" complemented by a toolkit, A Guide to Effective Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice experiences in Nursing Education.

Said Dr. Anne Bavier, NLN president and dean of the nursing school at University of Texas at Arlington: “Health care leaders, educators, and funders have long called for a collaborative, team-based, practice-ready health care workforce. The NLN’s most recent contributions will help advance interprofessional education and practice across health care education.”

Added NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, “We have much work to do in this area. As cited in the toolkit’s statement of purpose: “Being the largest sector of health professions and spending more time in direct contact with patients than many other health professionals, nurses have the ability and responsibility to influence practice team culture and assume leadership roles at all levels.” (IOM, 2011)

Comprising a wealth of background and information about Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Practice (IPP), the vision statement and the toolkit also include recommendations on how best to integrate them into the curriculum in a way that optimizes faculty resources.

Additionally, the NLN 2016 Leadership Conference is devoted to this critical element in health care pedagogy. Interprofessional Practice: Co-creating Transformative Environments will bring together leaders and experts in the field February 4-6 at Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta.

Read the complete text of "Interprofessional Collaboration in Education and Practice" and A Guide to Effective Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice experiences in Nursing Education.

About the National League for Nursing
Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its more than 40,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.