Enhancing the Learning Environment of Nursing Students through Interprofessional Collaboration

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/290965
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Enhancing the Learning Environment of Nursing Students through Interprofessional Collaboration
Author(s):
Phelps, Sharon L.; Ukot, Eme; Crouch, Suzanne J.; Fillmore, Laura
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Pi
Author Details:
Sharon L. Phelps, MSN, RN, CNE, sphelps@chamberlain.edu; Eme Ukot, DNP, MSN, MBA, BSN, BS, RN; Suzanne J. Crouch, EdD, MSN, ARNP, RN-BC, CNE; Laura Lillmore, DNP, MSN, RN
Abstract:

Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013

Interprofessional collaboration is supported by the AACN position statement (1999). The development of innovative collaborative teaching methods within nursing education may enhance the learning environment of nursing students.

The purpose of this nursing research study was to explore the impact of interprofessional collaboration on nursing students’ perceptions of the online learning environment. An innovative collaborative teaching methodology was developed using a variety of disciplines including physicians, pharmacists, chiropractic physicians, and nurses. The faculty utilized a multidisciplinary approach to nursing education bringing the gift of each person’s expertise to the learning environment while studying pathophysiology within the nursing program. Student evaluations were completed prior to and upon completion of the pathophysiology course.  An integrative methodology using a quantitative descriptive and an experimental correlational design formed the basis for the quantitative aspect of this study. Qualitative analysis revealed major themes identifying enhanced satisfaction among students following the institution of interprofessional collaboration.

Findings which view the learning environment through the lens of students’ eyes have many implications including enhanced collaboration among healthcare professionals, and increased student and faculty satisfaction with the teaching learning experience. Results of this nursing research study may impact the curriculum by identifying a multidisciplinary approach to nursing education as an important resource.

If we, as nurses, believe that students have a right to be active participants in their educational experiences, then we must give voice to their values, choices, concerns and requests. A collaborative teaching paradigm is only one way to ensure that students’ voices are heard and acted upon but was found to be an effective tool.

Keywords:
interprofessional collaboration; improved learning outcomes
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
5
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEnhancing the Learning Environment of Nursing Students through Interprofessional Collaborationen
dc.contributor.authorPhelps, Sharon L.en
dc.contributor.authorUkot, Emeen
dc.contributor.authorCrouch, Suzanne J.en
dc.contributor.authorFillmore, Lauraen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Pien
dc.author.detailsSharon L. Phelps, MSN, RN, CNE, sphelps@chamberlain.edu; Eme Ukot, DNP, MSN, MBA, BSN, BS, RN; Suzanne J. Crouch, EdD, MSN, ARNP, RN-BC, CNE; Laura Lillmore, DNP, MSN, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/290965-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>Interprofessional collaboration is supported by the<i> </i>AACN position statement (1999). The development of innovative collaborative teaching methods within nursing education may enhance the learning environment of nursing students. <p>The purpose of this nursing research study was to explore the impact of interprofessional collaboration on nursing students&rsquo; perceptions of the online learning environment. An innovative collaborative teaching methodology was developed using a variety of disciplines including physicians, pharmacists, chiropractic physicians, and nurses. The faculty utilized a multidisciplinary approach to nursing education bringing the gift of each person&rsquo;s expertise to the learning environment while studying pathophysiology within the nursing program. Student evaluations were completed prior to and upon completion of the pathophysiology course.&nbsp; An integrative methodology using a quantitative descriptive and an experimental correlational design formed the basis for the quantitative aspect of this study. Qualitative analysis revealed major themes identifying enhanced satisfaction among students following the institution of interprofessional collaboration. <p>Findings which view the learning environment through the lens of students&rsquo; eyes have many implications including enhanced collaboration among healthcare professionals, and increased student and faculty satisfaction with the teaching learning experience. Results of this nursing research study may impact the curriculum by identifying a multidisciplinary approach to nursing education as an important resource. <p>If we, as nurses, believe that students have a right to be active participants in their educational experiences, then we must give voice to their values, choices, concerns and requests. A collaborative teaching paradigm is only one way to ensure that students&rsquo; voices are heard and acted upon but was found to be an effective tool.en
dc.subjectinterprofessional collaborationen_GB
dc.subjectimproved learning outcomesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:23:47Z-
dc.date.issued5/13/2013-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:23:47Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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