Loren Stein, RNC-NIC
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Loren Nell Melton Stein, MSN, RNC-NIC is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing where she coordinates the professional practice lab for the traditional BSN students in Oklahoma City. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Allied Health where she developed and coordinated a patient care clinical skills class for five years. She has over two decades of experience teaching clinical skills to undergraduate students. She incorporates interprofessional education into the skills lab. She is the primary author of a concept-based clinical nursing skills textbook.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The purpose of this presentation is to describe a pilot project designed to improve student preparation for working together in the interprofessional clinical environment. When patients and families report that their care seems disorganized, it is often due to inefficiency resulting from an unfamiliarity with what each member can contribute. Often, this apparent inefficiency is really a reflection of the team's lack of familiarity with the scope and depth of each other's professional practice. When professional programs provide silo-based learning experiences, it creates students who have…