Jennifer Fisher, DNP, WHNP
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado College of Nursing
Jennifer Fisher DNP, WHNP has made training and facilitation the focus of her clinical and academic work for more than 19 years. She works to enhance the health of patients and families and to enhance the clinical skills and healthcare delivery of all levels of learners. Dr. Fisher has advanced training in standardized patient education and is experienced in academic program management. Her research focuses on the use of teaching associates in health professional curricula, appropriate timing and frequency of physical exam training, and use of simulation to improve communication skills in health professional learners.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background   Building on a previous IPE workshop where nurse practitioner (NP) students learned oral examination techniques from dental medicine (DM) students, faculty identified an opportunity to scaffold in a new learning activity in the Family NP/Adult Gerontology NP curriculum by incorporating a case study for the interprofessional groups of students to work through. These IPE activities address several nursing education competencies and dental education accreditation standards.   Methods   In a two-hour session, 25 second-year NP students and 15 third-year DM students were grouped…