Integrating Collaborative Interprofessional Simulation into Pre-Licensure Health Care Programs

Nurs Educ Perspect. 2015 Nov-Dec;36(6):396-7. doi: 10.5480/13-1108.


This interprofessional education activity incorporated National League of Nursing unfolding case studies and patient simulation with nursing, pharmacy, and medical students. Faculty developed a full-day simulation experience; the most unique element was a team meeting where nursing students presented home health findings to an interprofessional team, and students worked together to design a comprehensive plan of care. All students were in their geriatric specialty program rotations. The interprofessional simulation introduced students across disciplines for the purpose of enhancing communication, developing mutual respect, and identifying role clarity through team learning.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Communication*
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Medical / methods*
  • Education, Nursing / methods*
  • Geriatric Nursing / education*
  • Health Personnel / education*
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Male
  • Patient Care Planning / organization & administration*
  • Patient Simulation*
  • Students, Medical
  • Students, Nursing