Heidi Worabo, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Associate Professor/Clinical and Track Coordinator, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
School of Nursing, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Heidi J. Worabo, DNP, RN, FNP-BC is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio and is the Track Coordinator for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Dr. Worabo is a board-certified family nurse practitioner at Wellness 360 Employee and Student Health Center and serves as the Assistant Director of the San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic. She collaboratively leads an interprofessional team of faculty and students to deliver culturally sensitive primary care for resettled refugees and engages in ongoing quality improvement initiatives to promote health and wellbeing of the community.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: The Quality Enhancement Plan at UT Health San Antonio, Linking Interprofessional Networks for Collaboration (LINC), serves as the institutional blueprint for transforming campus-wide interprofessional education (IPE). A key component of this plan includes cultivating knowledge and skills in faculty and staff to increase IPE opportunities for learners. The LINC Faculty and Staff Development Program was launched in Fall 2020 to achieve this goal. Design/Methodology: This program included three synchronous online workshops. The first workshop provided a broad overview of IPE…
Interprofessional case competitions have been used nationally for many years to advance interprofessional education (IPE). The CLARION competition at the University of Minnesota serves as an exemplary model that has been adopted across the country. Such competitions afford teams of health professional students an experiential opportunity to apply knowledge and skills about teamwork acquired through didactic IPE experiences, as a co-curricular (i.e., experiences outside formal curricula) event incentivized by monetary prizes and university-wide recognition. Drawing inspiration from CLARION and…