Degree & Credential:
PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems; Co-Director, Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice
University of Washington School of Nursing
Dr. Zierler’s research explores the relationships between the delivery of health care and outcomes—at both the patient and system level. Her primary appointment is in the School of Nursing at the University of Washington, but she holds three adjunct appointments – two in the School of Medicine and one in the School of Public Health. Currently, Dr. Zierler is Co-PI on a Josiah Macy funded grant with Dr. Les Hall, to develop a national train-the-trainer faculty development program for interprofessional education and collaborative practice. She also leads two HRSA training grants - one focusing on technology enhanced interprofessional education for advanced practice students and the second focused on interprofessional collaborative practice for advanced heart failure patients at UW’s Regional Heart Center. Dr. Zierler is the Co-Director for the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Practice and Research and Director of Faculty Development for the UW Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies (ISIS) in the School of Medicine. Dr. Zierler is a Board Member and Chair of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, and a member of the IOM Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professions Education.
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This study describes nursing faculty's use, knowledge of, and training needs associated with distance learning, simulation, telehealth, and informatics tools in nursing education and practice. Web-based surveys were completed by 193 faculty members from nursing schools in the western United States...
In recent years employers in health care organizations have been recognizing the need for nurses to enter the workforce with a set of informatics competencies. Numerous nursing informatics programs have been established worldwide. The challenge becomes to explore innovative tools that will equip...
There is a pressing need to redesign health professions education and integrate an interprofessional and systems approach into training. At the core of interprofessional education (IPE) are creating training synergies across healthcare professions and equipping learners with the collaborative...
Through multiyear grants awarded by the Macy and Hearst Foundations, the Macy Interprofessional Collaborative is in year two of developing a simulation-based, team training program. The program's overall goal is to improve the delivery of safe, high quality care by increasing interprofessional team...
BACKGROUND: Communication failures in healthcare teams are associated with medical errors and negative health outcomes. These findings have increased emphasis on training future health professionals to work effectively within teams. The Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient...