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Aim of this guide


    This guide is focused on Interprofessional Education to broaden the knowledge of users in the development and implementation of shared learning programs.

   The purpose is to develop a resource to share best practices, outcomes, and evaluation methodologies to further improve the quality of education and patient care.    

Project Partners

Massachusetts:  University of Massachusetts Worcester, Graduate School of Nursing, the University of Massachusetts Medical School and MassAHEC Network, and the Family Health Center of Worcester.

Rhode Island:  the University of Rhode Island Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy, the Rhode Island College Schools of Nursing and Social Work, and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Rhode Island AHEC.


Sponsorship of Grant

   On August 31, 2011 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) awarded a Partner’s Investing in Nursing’s Future (PIN) Grant of $225,000 to the Tufts Health Plan Foundation (THPF).  PIN was created through a partnership between the Northwest Health Foundation and the RWJF to encourage local foundations to act as catalysts in their communities to develop strategies for creating and sustaining a stable and adequate nursing workforce. THPF is the lead foundation with key partners in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  The grant will help create a Regional Collaborative for Inter-professional Education focused on developing and implementing a program of shared learning, resources, curriculum, and an evaluation methodology for inter-professional education.


MA Guide Development Team

Paulette Seymour Route, PhD, RN, Dean, Graduate School of Nursing

Michael Kneeland, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education and Allied Health

Donna Gemme, DNP, RN, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Nursing

Nancy Harger, MS LIS, RN, Education and Clinical Services Librarian, Lamar Soutter Library