Bethany Robertson, DNP, CNM
Clinical Associate Professor, Program Director for InEmory ABSN program
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University
Dr. Bethany Robertson is an Associate Professor, Clinical at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University and is the Director of Practice Strategies for the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) Institute. Dr. Robertson is a midwife and served as a Senior Nurse Quality Scholar for the Veteran Administration’s Quality Scholar Fellowship. She served as Chief Learning Officer for an integrated health system’s corporate university, leading workforce development for 20,000 employees. Dr. Robertson is nationally and internationally known for her work in inter-professional education, and quality and safety. She is the first non-physician editor of a blog; International Clinician Educators, which focuses on excellence in clinical education and has an international audience. With over 8,000 subscribers and 37,000 views annually, Bethany’s blog focuses on Interprofessional Education. Her funded projects focus on Interprofessional education in the clinical environment and a HRSA funded Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The project objective is to develop an inter-professional learning experience within the acute care setting built around IPEC competencies. The project has three aims: 1) develop an inter-professional learning experience around care transitions within the acute care setting, 2) evaluate the impact on perceptions of teamwork and professional role formation among nursing and medical students, and 3) assess facilitators and barriers within the clinical setting to sustained implementation with repeated cohorts of students.    The project consists of pairing medical and nursing students with a…
COVID-19 required innovative approaches to educating health professions students who could no longer attend in-person classes or clinical rotations. Interprofessional education (IPE) activities were similarly impacted. To replace an in-person IPE activity slated for this spring, nursing and medical students with similar levels of clinical experience came together to attend a synchronous virtual session focused on discharge planning. Twenty-eight nursing students and eleven medical students attended a 90 minute session via Zoom. Students received pre-readings, the day’s agenda, learning…