Robin Dennison, DNP, APRN, CCNS, NEA-BC
Director for Nursing Programs
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Dr. Dennison is the Director of the School of Nursing at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She has extensive experience in critical care nursing, working as a staff nurse, nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, consultant, and professor. She has held teaching and leadership positions at various institutions and she has also been involved in planning and providing professional development programs throughout the United States for the last 30 years. Alongside that, she leads the interprofessional education efforts in the School of Nursing.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

This talk presents a model for assessing the efficacy of interprofessional education (IPE) pedagogies across post-professional students’ degree pathways. The model includes initial assessment benchmarks, course-based installations, mid-program assessments, and final assessment benchmarks at graduation. Examples of signature IPE assignments and assessment tools will be shared, alongside an overall glimpse of the curriculum mapping across programs that supports the model. Connections will be made between the IPE assessments and work-place readiness for interprofessional collaborative practice.…
The proposed session addresses the evaluation of learners utilizing survey research methodology common in interprofessional education. The collection of beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors using the pre-post survey methodology may be a flawed approach to assessing the impact of interprofessional education, thereby adding to the inconsistent findings in the literature to date. Interprofessional education has yet to be widely adopted by health professions educators and health systems, as the current findings do not support its effectiveness.   This session will postulate on why the historical…