Lauren Mays, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
Instructor, School of Nursing
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Lauren Mays is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She is an Instructor and the Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track-Co-Coordinator at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing. Her focus is on providing primary care for rural, underserved, and vulnerable populations. She has 10 years of clinical experience as an FNP and has a faculty practice at The Wellhouse where she provides primary care to survivors of sex trafficking. Her experience in interprofessional (IP) education includes facilitating the design, implementation, and evaluation of IP curriculum.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

BackgroundEducation across health professions, rather than in silos, is essential to preparing future healthcare providers for team-based healthcare. A major challenge is how to involve distance learners in IP team activities. This poster documents progress and challenges encountered in engaging an interprofessional (IP) design team of students and faculty working in partnership, to develop an on-line IP Collaboratory course.  DesignStudents, faculty and staff from six professions; medicine, public health, dentistry, occupational therapy, social work, and nursing, partnered with librarians…