TTUHSC Quality Enhancement Plan

Faculty Toolkit for Interprofessional Education

Professional Discipline Resources

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

To facilitate access to the Essentials documents, the AACN Board of Directors voted to have these documents posted on the Web for nurse faculty worldwide to download. The Essentials outline the necessary curriculum content and expected competencies of graduates from baccalaureate, master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, as well as the clinical support needed for the full spectrum of academic nursing.


The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and Tool Kit

Essential VI:  Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes The 2008 publication that defines the essential elements of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice is now available from AACN. The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice provides an important framework for designing and assessing baccalaureate education programs for professional nursing practice. This publication is the result of a consensus-building process that included nursing educators, clinicians, executives, and researchers, as well as numerous nursing organizations.

The Faculty Tool Kit provide opportunities/assignments for students to:

  • Engage in case study discussions/dialogue with a variety of healthcare and other professionals.
  • Participate in interprofessional collaboration (e.g., grand rounds, community coalition meetings).
  • Work in interprofessional and intraprofessional teams on course projects/assignments.
  • Engage in interprofessional and intraprofessional care in simulation labs.
  • Develop interprofessional community projects.
  • Assess group dynamics of an interprofessional or intraprofessional group .
  • After attending a professional meeting of another healthcare profession, compare and contrast professional perspectives.
  • Participate on interprofessional teams at national competitions (e.g., Clarion Interprofessional Team Case Competition at the University of Minnesota, National Student Nurses Association).
  • Participate in campus-wide student governance and committees.
  • Organize activities for National Primary Care Week as a student ambassador.

The Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing
Essential IV.  Professional Role Development
1. Communicate with other health care professionals; develop and work in collaborative and interdependent relationships

The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice
Essential VI. Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes


UNMET NEEDS:  Teaching Physicians to Provide Safe Patient Care, from the National Patient Safety Foundation

This report by the National Patient Safety Foundation describes the consensus achieved regarding the current state of medical education, what medical education should ideally become, and what strategies should be used to leverage desired changes in medical education.


Interprofessional Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As 1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative: A National Interprofessional Competency Framework

The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC) is made up of health organizations, health educators, researchers, health professionals and students from across Canada.  They believe interprofessional education and collaborative patient-centred practice are key to building effective health care teams and improving the experience and outcomes of patients.

Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

This report is inspired by a vision of interprofessional collaborative practice as key to the safe, high quality, accessible, patient-centered care desired by all.  Achieving that vision for the future requires the continuous development of interprofessional competencies by heatl professions students as part of the learning process, so that they enter the workforce ready to practice effective teamwork and team-based care.

IHI Open School for Health Professionals is an interprofessional educational community that gives students the skills to become change agents in health care improvement.

National Interprofessional Competency Framework: Quick Reference Guide

CIHC’s Quick Reference Guide

Evaluation of Interprofessional Education and Practice: An Interactive Framework

CIHC's Interactive Framework was developed as a means of cataloguing the evaluation instruments and outcomes of 20 Health Canada funded interprofessional education for collaborative, patient-centred practice projects (IECPCP). However, it was also created as a tool that can be used by anyone who has an interest in evaluating their own interprofessional project.

IHI Faculty-Submitted Teaching Resources

Whether they’re in Canada, Colombia, or Cameroon, faculty members in health professions schools all over the world can submit materials or websites to advance students’ knowledge of patient safety, quality improvement, patient-centered care, and other topics.

Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice - Summaries

The Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice recognizes that many health systems through the world are fragmented and struggling to manage unmet health needs.  Present and future health workforces are tasked with providing health-services in the face of increasingly complex health issues.

The Inter-Professional Education Saturday Seminar: Undergraduates in Health and Human Services Experience Collaboration and Teamwork

A teaching methodology was developed by a group of faculty from several departments who prepare undergraduate students for careers in health and human services. 

Medical Teamwork and Patient Safety

AHRQ Medical Teamwork and Patient Safety: Evidence-based Relation

Medical University of South Carolina - Creating Collaborative Care (C3)

Medical University of South Carolina’s QEP and Activities

National Interprofessional Competency Framework: Quick Reference Guide

Team-Based Competencies: Building a Shared Foundation for Education and Clinical Practice

Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is a group of six national associations of health professions schools formed to promote interprofessional learning experiences.  This document is from conference proceedings during the February 11, 2011 meeting in Washington D.C. held by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the ABIL Foundation in collaboration with IPEC.


University of Washington’s Educator’s Tool kit for Error Disclosure

U.S. Department of Defense Patient Safety Program Toolkits


Link to Books Available at TTUHSC Libraries

Patient Safety Training Resources

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Education

Learning Together to Practice Collaboratively: Some Principles for IPE

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Patient Safety Primers - Teamwork Training

Patient Safety Curriculum Guide