Dr. Cosme has been a nurse for seventeen years. She worked as a surgical specialty and the operating room nurse. She also has experience as a clinical nurse educator at a major academic teaching hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. Cosme has taught at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral level. She specializes in transition to practice programs and successfully ran a home grown and vendor-based program for 7 years. As the Director of the Practice Transition Accreditation Program at the American Nurses Credentialing Center she is responsible for ensuring transition to practice programs abide by the accreditation criteria set forth by the ANCC. She has published several articles on transition to practice programs and evidence-based practice. Dr. Cosme presents both nationally and internationally on transition to practice.
Sheri Cosme, DNP, RN, NPD-BC
Director, Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) and Nursing Skills Competency Program
American Nurse Credentialing Center
Many institutions desire to begin to develop and implement structures and processes that will lead to an optimal interprofessional clinical learning environment (IP-CLE). While they recognize the importance, they may find themselves unsure of where to begin or how to plan for optimization of the clinical learning environment. A readiness tool that focuses on the ability for institutions/organizations to assess their current state of readiness and the structures and processes needed to make iterative change toward the optimal IP-CLE may be a useful tool for many. NCICLE has identified an…