Impacting the NEXUS Through a Statewide Framework for Inter-Institutional Collaboration: The Texas IPE Consortium

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Accreditation Information
The recording of this session has been accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education credit (IPCE) as enduring material. After watching this recording, you may claim IPCE credit by clicking this link. Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit is available to claim through December 31, 2021. Please see details below.


  • Discuss the development and impact of a model for state-wide inter-institutional collaboration around IPE
  • Identify opportunities and strategies for development and sustainment of a state-wide or regional inter-institutional collaboration



The Texas IPE Consortium, established in 2015 as an IPE Task Force, began as a collaboration between the executive leadership of the Texas state funded Academic Health Science Centers: The University of Texas System HSCs, Texas Tech University HSC, The University of North Texas HSC and the Texas A&M HSC. Renamed the Texas IPE Consortium in 2018, its purpose is to foster cross-institutional collaboration to expand learning opportunities and reinforce value for IPE as a critical aspect of health professions education.

A state and national model of inter-institutional state-wide collaboration around interprofessional practice and education, the Texas IPE Consortium has expanded its membership to over thirty public and private institutional members state-wide. State-wide impact has included Consortium sponsored affordable faculty development programming through regional in-person and online trainings. A Consortium strategic initiative to introduce a common teamwork training model shared by all health professions institutions in Texas has produced over three hundred trained faculty in Texas to date. Consortium member institutions have shared innovations in interprofessional education, expanding IPE resources across the state of Texas.

Founding consortium leadership will guide participants through the history, structure, function and successful growth and sustainment of the Texas IPE Consortium with an emphasis on the rationale, opportunities and strategies for development of a state-wide IPE consortium. Attendees, in Zoom breakout rooms, will work to identify opportunities, challenges and strategies for success in the development and sustainment of a regional or state-wide cross-institutional collaboration of their own. Consortium leadership will join attendees in Zoom breakout rooms to offer encouragement, consultation and answer questions.


Seminar Outline

  • 10 Minutes: Introduction, History, Structure, Function and Growth of the Consortium
  • 10 Minutes: Strategic Initiatives, Outcomes and Sustainment
  • 20 Minutes: Breakout Rooms discussion and Consultation with Consortium Leadership
  • 15 Minutes: Report Out of Breakout Room Discussions
  • 5 Minutes: Questions
Accreditation Details

In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change