Sam Coward
Graduate Student
University of Southern Indiana
Sam Coward is a recent Master’s of Business Administration graduate. As a graduate assistant at the University of Southern Indiana, he participated in a HRSA NEPQR Primary Care grant. Sam was instrumental is in creating a business plan to support the primary care setting and demonstrate the feasibility of a cost benefit analysis.

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…