Penni Watts, PhD, RN, CHSE-A
Associate Professor, Assistant Director, Office of IP Curriculum
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Penni Watts is the Assistant Director for the Office of Interprofessional Curriculum and Associate Professor and the director of simulation at the UAB School of Nursing. Her clinical expertise is in critical care and ER nursing. Dr. Watts has been in nursing education for over 20 years and currently leads interprofessional initiatives for the UAB campus. She has expertise in designing IP experiences for curriculum integration and faculty development in IP education and simulation with an ongoing passion in teamwork training.

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,…