Creating a Culture of Collaboration and Interprofessional Teaming

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Welcome to the online offering entitled: Creating a Culture of Collaboration and Interprofessional Teaming.  This offering is made possible through the support of a HRSA grant: Education to Promote Interprofessional Collaborative Care (EPICC), Katherine Dontje, as Principal Investigator. Content for this online offering was developed by an interprofessional team consisting of Katherine Dontje, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP; Deborah Young, PharmD, BCPS; and Lynne Sinclair, MA, BScPT.  Collaboration on the grant includes partners in the Michigan State University College of Nursing, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ferris State University College of Pharmacy.  This online offering serves a goal of the HRSA grant to develop on-line interactive modules of the core competencies for application in practice, serving patients who have multiple comorbidities and complex healthcare needs.   This offering also serves to educate preceptors in guiding students of interprofessional partners within the clinical setting.

At the conclusion of this online offering, the interprofessional learner will be able to:

  • Describe the foundations of interprofessional education
  • Discuss the four core competencies of interprofessional education and collaboration, and
  • Discuss the challenges related to facilitating team building with health professions students to provide population centered care.

This program complies with the requirements for continuing nursing education (CNE) and provide one (1.0) contact hour. No conflict of interest is disclosed by the presenters or planners of this offering. The criteria for successful completion for CNE includes engagement in the content, 80% or better pass rate on the course quiz, and a completed evaluation.

I sincerely hope this content is useful in the care of patients in your practice.  I look forward to the feedback you provide about this program so it can be used to enhance your learning.


Kathy Forrest, MSN, MA, RN
Instructor and Coordinator of Professional Programs
Michigan State University College of Nursing

Michigan State University College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation  (OH-294, 08/01/18), (OBN-001-91).