Blanca Padilla, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP, FAANP
Assistant Professor
Duke University School of Nursing
Dr. Blanca Iris Padilla is an Assistant Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing. Her professional nursing experiences include trauma-critical care, emergency department, and primary care setting. Dr. Padilla earned her MSN at Tennessee State University and her PhD at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan - Division of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction. She practices as a diabetes consultant in both primary care and inpatient setting. She has extensive experience in Interprofessional Education (IPE), both in the academic and hospital settings. She continues to be an strong advocate for IPE and collaborative practice as a she continues to work with learners in team-based patient-centered care focusing on teaching, practice and enhancing population health outcomes.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The complexity in caring for older adults necessitates interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP). To enhance competence in geriatrics and IPCP, a team comprised of MD, NP, PA, and DPT students provided annual wellness visits (AWV) and follow-up visits for older adults in a half-day hybrid telehealth/in-person clinic over 4-to-21-week blocks with direct interprofessional (IP) faculty observation with a focus on mobility, mentation, medications, multi-complexity, and what matters most to patients (the 5Ms). Student evaluation tools included: (1) pre-post self-assessed readiness for IPCP (…