Sara Banzhaf, DNP APRN-NP PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor and Track Lead for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Creighton University College of Nursing
Dr. Sara E. Banzhaf is Assistant Professor and Track Lead for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Creighton University College of Nursing, and currently practices at an interprofessional, urban community-based clinic. These roles offer opportunities to develop interprofessional learning activities promoting student understanding and application of the value of interprofessional collaboration.Active engagement in the American Psychiatric-Nursing Association Graduate Nursing Council, and the appointment to the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska Executive Committee, offers the opportunity to partner with stakeholders in the development of an interprofessional workforce. Scholarship interests include the promotion of quality outcomes for vulnerable populations.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
This presentation aligns with the theme of Centering IPE around people/patient, families, caregivers and communities because it addresses a global health problem that affects people in all walks of life - the opioid epidemic - and seeks to prepare health professions students with an understanding of the complex nature of the opioid use disorder, its impact on individuals, patients, families and the community, and solutions to this crisis in order to improve outcomes. This IPE activity was developed as an interprofessional initiative and engages students in medicine, dental, nursing, EMS, and…