Ryan Butler, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Southern Indiana
Dr. Ryan Butler is an assistant professor at the University of Southern Indiana and director of the IPE committee for the College of Nursing and Health Professions. She led the group in developing an educational program to introduce IPE into introductory courses in each of 13 disciplines in the college. She is a certified TeamSTEPPS trainer and has presented at regional, state, and national conferences regarding successes in IPE. Dr. Butler's area of research is public health and vulnerable populations.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Collaboration between nursing and business faculty, clinical practice staff, and a graduate business student led to the formation of a business model for primary care (PC). This model demonstrates that optimizing practice in the interprofessional clinical learning environment has a direct positive impact on patient care. Primary care practice challenges include fragmented and duplicated services and insufficient care coordination resulting in increased cost and decreased quality. Registered nurses practicing at their full scope of practice (FSP) can alleviate fragmented care, improve care…