Preceptors in the Nexus:
Interprofessional Learning IN Practice
What is Preceptors in the Nexus?
The purpose of this two-day workshop is to engage teams to develop the knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes needed to facilitate interprofessional learning IN practice. A key philosophy of this practical, active, fun, and fast-paced workshop is to impact the culture of practice settings to become more team-based, including engaging patients and their families, by intentionally integrating interprofessional learners into the process of care. This preceptor professional development is a crucial component in creating an optimal Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment.
Inspire preceptors, clinicians, and clinical staff to facilitate intentional interprofessional education in practice for learners (called Interprofessional learning IN practice) to create an optimal Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment.
Learning Objectives of the Workshop
After completing the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define the key concepts of interprofessional learning IN practice that create an optimal Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment.
- Develop an approach to developing an interprofessional education curriculum and assessment strategy to intentionally design interprofessional learning opportunities in practice settings.
- Demonstrate skills for supporting interprofessional learners, including clinicians, students, and residents.
- Describe how dysfunctional behaviors related to hierarchy and power affect interprofessional learning IN practice and offer strategies to prevent and address this behavior.
- Identify changes at your site to integrate interprofessional teamwork, including the learners, into your process of care.
- Create a strategy to respond to interprofessional learning IN practice needs in your organization to create an optimal Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment.
The Preceptors in the Nexus: Interprofessional Learning IN Practice Institute was developed by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education through a collaboration with Sarah Shrader, PharmD, Jana Zaudke, MD, Stephen Jernigan, PhD, PT, Brian Sick, MD and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Workshop attendees may use this workshop resource for non-commercial, professional development.
The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation and the University of Minnesota. The National Center was founded with support from a Health Resources and Services Administration Cooperative Agreement Award No. UE5HP25067.
The Interprofessional Education Site Readiness Tool (InSITE) was developed by Brian Sick, MD, with the support of the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center Office of Education. A special thanks to Sarah Shrader, PharmD, & Jana Zaudke, MD, for their contributions to the development through field testing and continuous feedback.