Allison Shorten, PhD, RN, FACM, FAAN
Professor & Department Chair, Director Office of IP Curriculum
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Allison Shorten is the Director of the Office of Interprofessional Curriculum (OIPC) at UAB and Professor, and Department Chair, in the School of Nursing. Dr. Shorten has over 28 years experience as an educator and researcher in nursing and healthcare, and currently leads the design, implementation and evaluation of interprofessional (IP) curriculum across UAB. She has expertise in the design and delivery of eLearning products, professional development programs, faculty training for IP teamwork in healthcare, curriculum implementation strategies and evaluation techniques for IP education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background:Interprofessional team-based training (IPTT) can contribute to creating a more collaborative and practice-ready healthcare workforce. Designed by educators from diverse professions, our IPTT program aims to provide an introductory experience, centered on team-based care planning to improve patient health in the community setting. IPTT provides a clinically relevant opportunity for students from multiple professions to experience learning across four interprofessional (IP) competency sub-domains, addressing effective IP communication and teamwork, increasing understanding roles and…
Learning objectives Seminar participants will be able to: Apply steps for building an IP Leadership Fellows program to enhance IPE activities to expand opportunities for faculty development and bridge clinical enterprise to promote IP practice Apply strategies to upskill faculty and graduate students to support IPE activities across a diverse academic healthcare organization. Build faculty and student partnerships for IPE program development and create opportunities for expanding scholarship to contribute to growth of IP learning resources   How Summit theme will be addressed,…