Professional Discipline Resources
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
To facilitate access to the Essentials documents, the AACN Board of Directors voted to have these documents posted on the
Web for nurse faculty worldwide to download. The Essentials outline the necessary
curriculum content and expected competencies of graduates from baccalaureate, master’s,
and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, as well as the clinical support needed for
the full spectrum of academic nursing.
The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and Tool
Essential VI: Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient
Health Outcomes The 2008 publication that defines the essential elements of baccalaureate
education for professional nursing practice is now available from AACN. The Essentials
of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice provides an important
framework for designing and assessing baccalaureate education programs for professional
nursing practice. This publication is the result of a consensus-building process that
included nursing educators, clinicians, executives, and researchers, as well as numerous
The Faculty Tool Kit provide opportunities/assignments for students to:
- Engage in case study discussions/dialogue with a variety of healthcare and other professionals.
- Participate in interprofessional collaboration (e.g., grand rounds, community coalition
- Work in interprofessional and intraprofessional teams on course projects/assignments.
- Engage in interprofessional and intraprofessional care in simulation labs.
- Develop interprofessional community projects.
- Assess group dynamics of an interprofessional or intraprofessional group .
- After attending a professional meeting of another healthcare profession, compare and
contrast professional perspectives.
- Participate on interprofessional teams at national competitions (e.g., Clarion Interprofessional
Team Case Competition at the University of Minnesota, National Student Nurses Association).
- Participate in campus-wide student governance and committees.
- Organize activities for National Primary Care Week as a student ambassador.
The Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing
Essential IV. Professional Role Development
1. Communicate with other health care professionals; develop and work in collaborative
and interdependent relationships
The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice
Essential VI. Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population
UNMET NEEDS: Teaching Physicians to Provide Safe Patient Care, from the National
Patient Safety Foundation
This report by the National Patient Safety Foundation describes the consensus achieved
regarding the current state of medical education, what medical education should ideally
become, and what strategies should be used to leverage desired changes in medical
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the
quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As
1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports
research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of
health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy
Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative: A National Interprofessional Competency
The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC) is made up of health organizations,
health educators, researchers, health professionals and students from across Canada.
They believe interprofessional education and collaborative patient-centred practice
are key to building effective health care teams and improving the experience and outcomes
Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
This report is inspired by a vision of interprofessional collaborative practice as
key to the safe, high quality, accessible, patient-centered care desired by all.
Achieving that vision for the future requires the continuous development of interprofessional
competencies by heatl professions students as part of the learning process, so that
they enter the workforce ready to practice effective teamwork and team-based care.
IHI Open School for Health Professionals is an interprofessional educational community that gives students the skills to become
change agents in health care improvement.
National Interprofessional Competency Framework: Quick Reference Guide
CIHC’s Quick Reference Guide
Evaluation of Interprofessional Education and Practice: An Interactive Framework
CIHC's Interactive Framework was developed as a means of cataloguing the evaluation
instruments and outcomes of 20 Health Canada funded interprofessional education for
collaborative, patient-centred practice projects (IECPCP). However, it was also created
as a tool that can be used by anyone who has an interest in evaluating their own interprofessional
IHI Faculty-Submitted Teaching Resources
Whether they’re in Canada, Colombia, or Cameroon, faculty members in health professions
schools all over the world can submit materials or websites to advance students’ knowledge
of patient safety, quality improvement, patient-centered care, and other topics.
Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice - Summaries
The Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice recognizes
that many health systems through the world are fragmented and struggling to manage
unmet health needs. Present and future health workforces are tasked with providing
health-services in the face of increasingly complex health issues.
The Inter-Professional Education Saturday Seminar: Undergraduates in Health and Human
Services Experience Collaboration and Teamwork
A teaching methodology was developed by a group of faculty from several departments
who prepare undergraduate students for careers in health and human services.
Medical Teamwork and Patient Safety
AHRQ Medical Teamwork and Patient Safety: Evidence-based Relation
Medical University of South Carolina - Creating Collaborative Care (C3)
Medical University of South Carolina’s QEP and Activities
National Interprofessional Competency Framework: Quick Reference Guide
Team-Based Competencies: Building a Shared Foundation for Education and Clinical Practice
Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is a group of six national associations
of health professions schools formed to promote interprofessional learning experiences.
This document is from conference proceedings during the February 11, 2011 meeting
in Washington D.C. held by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),
the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the
ABIL Foundation in collaboration with IPEC.
University of Washington’s Educator’s Tool kit for Error Disclosure
U.S. Department of Defense Patient Safety Program Toolkits
Link to Books Available at TTUHSC Libraries
Patient Safety Training Resources
Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Education
Learning Together to Practice Collaboratively: Some Principles for IPE
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Patient Safety Primers - Teamwork Training
Patient Safety Curriculum Guide