Amanda Kirkpatrick, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Creighton University
Amanda Kirkpatrick, PhD, RN is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Creighton and Instructor of Record for an interprofessional health science elective course – Interprofessional Palliative Care. Dr. Kirkpatrick is a Macy Faculty Scholars (2019-2021), past president of the Iota Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, and a Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar (2016-2018). Dr. Kirkpatrick has received recognition for excellence in teaching, innovation, and research in interprofessional education, simulation, and palliative care. She has become a leader in health science education by promoting interprofessional competence development and relationship-based caring among students and clinicians through Virtual Interprofessional Simulations (VISion).

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) established core competencies for interprofessional (IP) collaborative practice, including patient-centeredness, which requires IP learners to place the interests of patients and populations at the center of care delivery. To meet this competency, health professional schools must develop collaborative experiences for both on-campus and distance students that incorporate a patient-centered focus. Recent pandemic protocols requiring physical distancing have resulted in a need for virtual experiences to meet this learner objective. While most…