Diane Brown, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN
Assistant Professor
The University of Akron
Dr. Diane Brown is an Assistant Professor at the University of Akron, Ohio where she has taught in the undergraduate nursing program for over 20 years. Research and scholarship interests include interprofessional education with simulation in a variety of settings to enhance interprofessional collaborative practice competencies among students and licensed health professionals. She has published and presented at numerous conferences on these topics, and is currently a subaward PI for a multi-site HRSA-funded grant in collaboration with the Northeast Ohio College of Medicine and Pharmacy, Summa Health and other clinical and academic partners focused on care of older adults. She is also a Co-PI on a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded grant geared toward interprofessional education for care of those affected by substance use disorder. .

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

By the end of this seminar, learners will gain knowledge of a multi-step method for designing a virtual interactive interprofessional education (IPE) event, gain skills for creating a virtual IPE applying the multi-step method, and gain skills and strategies for overcoming common barriers associated with implementing an IPE.   Teamwork competencies are inconsistently taught across the health professions, potentially causing a disconnect between education and practice. Attainment of interprofessional collaborative practice competencies requires purposeful education designed to develop…