Enhancing Patient Safety through Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing

Aug 25, 2013 to Oct 20, 2013
Cost per enrollment: Free

Enrollment Closed

Full course description

What is “interprofessional collaborative practice” and why does it matter to you?

The term “interprofessional collaborative practice” is prevalent in the healthcare environment today. Whether you are a nurse, pharmacist, doctor, healthcare student, or just interested in how to better care for loved ones, this experience will offer opportunities for you to develop the type of collaborative skills necessary to improve patient safety. We will also challenge you to evaluate and improve the level of collaboration in your work setting in the first ever MOOC2Degree Course.

This course focuses on helping nurses and other healthcare professionals improve patient safety by developing the competencies associated with interprofessional collaborative practice. Topics to be covered include:
• What is interprofessional collaborative practice?
• How can interprofessional collaborative practice improve patient safety?
• What competencies associated with interprofessional collaborative practice should all healthcare professionals have?
• How can you develop the core competencies of interprofessional collaborative practice?
• How can you create an environment for effective interprofessional collaborative practice in your work setting?

RN to BSN MOOC2Degree Credit by Exam Opportunity: What makes this course truly unique is that for the first time as a MOOC2Degree participant, you could receive course credit by exam toward your RN to BSN degree at The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing. To receive credit for this MOOC course, you need to:
1. Successfully complete the MOOC2Degree course with a score of 80% or higher on all 6 self-assessments
2. Complete the online proctored exam within 7 days after the course ends with a score of 70% or higher and pay a nominal fee ($17.50-$26.50) for the online exam
3. Apply and be accepted to the UT Arlington College of Nursing for the RN to BSN Program, see the admissions criteria here.
4. After acceptance to the RN to BSN program, you will then request and be awarded credit for the MOOC2Degree course by UT Arlington College of Nursing, which requires a $25 processing fee.

Complete this questionnaire to find out if you qualify to earn credit for the MOOC2Degree course.

Review the terms and conditions for full details on receiving course credit for the MOOC2Degree course.

Materials: All learning materials are embedded in the course or available online at no cost. The following resource will be used extensively: Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Report of an expert panel

To provide multiple perspectives on interprofessional collaborative practice, your professor, Dr. Beth Mancini, has incorporated guest speakers from various healthcare roles, settings, and backgrounds.