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
- Provides video lectures
- Provides opportunities to interact with the instructor or students
- Uses discussion forums
- Contains external social networking participation or elements
- You will not be given a final grade in this course
- Intended for educators or professionals
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.
Beth Mancini RN, PhD, NE-BC, FAHA, ANEF, FAAN
Professor, Associate Dean, Chair for Undergraduate Nursing Programs
Dr. Beth Mancini is Professor, Associate Dean and Chair for Undergraduate Nursing Programs at The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing. She holds the Baylor Health Care System Professorship for Healthcare Research. Prior to moving to an academic role in 2004, Dr. Mancini held progressive management positions in the service sector including 18 years as Senior Vice President for Nursing Administration and Chief Nursing Officer.
Dr. Mancini received a BSN from Rhode Island College, a Masters in Nursing Administration from The University of Rhode Island and a PhD in Public and Urban Affairs from The University of Texas at Arlington. In 1994, Dr. Mancini was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. In 2009, she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Heart Association. In 2011, she was inducted as a Fellow in the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nurse Educators.
Dr. Mancini is active in the area of patient safety and simulation in healthcare including serving as President of the Society for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare; member of the Institute of Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovations in Health Professions Education and the Texas Team Advancing Health Through Nursing; past member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Simulation Task Force, Sigma Theta Tau International’s Simulation and Emerging Technologies Content Advisory Group, and the World Health Organization’s Initiative on Training and Simulation and Patient Safety.
Dr. Mancini has more than 90 publications to her credit and is a sought after speaker at local, national and international conferences on such topics as innovations in health professions education; simulation in healthcare; health professions education, patient safety; teaching, retention and outcomes related to basic and advanced life support education; emergency and critical care nursing; nursing research; and work redesign.