News from UT InterProfessional Education

A reflection on an IPE learning opportunity by UT Austin instructor and doctoral candidate

A reflection on an IPE learning opportunity by UT Austin instructor and doctoral candidate
Megan Pfitzinger Lippe, MSN, RN is an assistant instructor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing as well as a doctoral candidate and a Jonas IV Nurse Leader Scholar (2014-16 cohort). Pfitzinger Lippe's reflection of her experiences in the IPE elective, Transformative Teams in Healthcare, was published in the September issue of Reflections on Nursing Leadership. Her article, "I thought I was a well-versed interprofessional collaborator...I was wrong!" details the need for and benefits of debunking stereotypes and learning more about the roles of other p...

2015 Clinical Nurse Specialists Week: September 1-7

2015 Clinical Nurse Specialists Week: September 1-7
Tomorrow (September 1) kicks off the first day of the seventh annual National CNS Recognition Week. The theme for 2015 is The Clinical Nurse Specialist: Vital Link in Health Care Reform. Sponsored by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), this week commemorates the contributions of Hildegard Peplau to nursing and health care. Born in 1909, Dr. Peplau was a prominent nursing theorist whose landmark book, Interpersonal Relations in Nursing, emphasized the nurse-client relationship as the foundation for nursing practice and today serves as the basis of the CNS r...

IPE Event: Simulation & Debriefing Conference with Dr. Sharon Decker

IPE Event: Simulation & Debriefing Conference with Dr. Sharon Decker
Over 85 professionals from across disciplines attended the conference, "Expanding the use of simulation and debriefing in clinical education: Where are we now, and what's next?" at The University of Texas at Austin's Thompson Conference Center on Thursday, August 20. This interprofessional education event brought together nurses, pharmacists, physicians, respiratory therapists, and social workers to learn from simulation expert Dr. Sharon Decker (PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN), Associate Dean for Simulation; Professor, Covenant Health System Endowed Chair in Simulation and Nursing Education; and Executi...

Public Health Simulation Event: Volunteers Needed!

Public Health Simulation Event: Volunteers Needed!
  Approximately 60 volunteers are needed for a Poverty Simulation event on September 19th from 9am - 1pm. The purpose of the simulation is for students and community volunteers to better understand the complex system of healthcare /community services available to the poor and the obstacles clients must overcome to access them.  Some students will staff the tables (ex. WIC, medical clinics, food stamps) and some will play the role of clients attempting to navigate the system. Volunteers can contact David Dunn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up or obtain more infor...

New Video Released: IPE Lessons from the Field with Dr. Veronica Young

New Video Released: IPE Lessons from the Field with Dr. Veronica Young
  August 4, 2015: IPE at The University of Texas at Austin published a video, "Lessons Learned from the Field," featuring Dr. Veronica Young (PharmD, MPH), Director of Interprofessional Education and Clinical Associate Professor of Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice at UT Austin. Dr. Young shares tips for faculty who want to bring IPE strategies and activities to their classroom with the goal of teaching students to work collaboratively to improve quality of patient care.