IPE Interprofessional Education

We offer an opportunity for students from each undergraduate program to participate in an IPE Scholar Program created to give them a marketable advantage post-graduation.

What is Interprofessional Education?

According to the World Health Organization, 2010, “Interprofessional education occurs when two or more professionals learn about, from and with each other to enable efffective collaboration to improve health outcomes.”

Why do we need Interprofessional Education?

Patient needs are becoming more complex, multi-faceted and challenging so we want to prepare our healthcare students with the skills and necessary attributes for collaborative practice in the real world.

The IPE Curriculum

The IPE curriculum is based on a framework that encompasses a learning continuum that allows students to immerse themselves in the whole care of the patient. The curriculum is taught by ResU faculty and all facilitators have been formally educated.

How will the IPE Scholar Program benefit me?

Interprofessional education is a worldwide initiative that aims to increase the standards of patient care and employee satisfaction. Interprofessional education increases the skill set of students by giving them an opportunity to transition into the workforce with additional understanding of multi-professionals. The IPE Scholar Program will provide our students with the skills to engage as specialists in the workforce immediately after graduation.

How long is the IPE Scholar Program and how do I get involved?

The IPE Scholar Program will be open for applicants in the second term for Level 2 nursing students and in the second semester for HIIM and Radiography students. Students must be in good academic standing and will be required to fill out an application which includes a letter of intent. The entire program is 12 months long and includes additional electives which allow a scholar to graduate with specialized skills otherwise not attained in an undergraduate program. The program will contain a mix of online education, hands-on simulation, and lectures in which interprofessionals attend the same class.

Sessions to be covered:

  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Communication
  • Team building
  • Death and dying
  • Interpersonal relationships

College of Nursing Students

A (2) credit Perioperative elective is needed to apply.

College of Allied Health Students

The components of this course will be interwoven throughout the program.

To be considered for the IPE Scholar Program, submit an online application. 

To learn more about the IPE Scholar Program, please contact Reem Azhari, PhD, RN, Endowed Chair of Interprofessional Education