Interprofessional Programs

The College of Nursing is a leader in interprofessional (IP) practice and education, preparing the next generation of collaborative practice-ready nurses and cultivating effective care teams to deliver comprehensive, high-quality patient care.

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Mary P. Mauldin Interprofessional Day

The Mary P. Mauldin Interprofessional Day is an annual event for first- and second-year students to promote collaborative teamwork, patient care, and safety.

Interprofessional Courses

First and second-year students participate in IP 711 IP Foundations and TeamSTEPPS®. TeamSTEPPS® is an evidence-based program aimed at optimizing performance among teams of healthcare professionals, enabling them to respond quickly and effectively to whatever situations arise.

Simulated Interprofessional Rounding Experience (SIRE)

The Simulated Interdisciplinary Rounding Experience (SIRE) promotes the collaboration of students from the College of Nursing, College of Medicine, and College of Pharmacy. This experience is designed to help students practice communication, clinical decision-making and interaction with other disciplines prior to graduation.

Envision Day

Envision Day is a full-day, hands-on experience for undergraduate students and high school seniors interested in healthcare careers. College of Nursing students engage with participating students from across South Carolina who are interested in careers in healthcare. Envision Day is a collaborative effort involving all colleges across the University, empowering students enrolled in and interested in healthcare careers across all disciplines.

College of Nursing IP Practice Programs

Partners in Healthcare

Partners in Health Care (PIHC) is an academic-community practice collaboration between East Cooper Community Outreach and MUSC College of Nursing. Our nurse practitioner faculty, along with faculty colleagues in the MUSC Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, provide primary care services to uninsured population utilizing a mixed approach of traditional on-site care with telehealth to enhance the cost-effectiveness of services. Using a collaborative interprofessional model of care, PIHC is patient-centered and provides evidence-based practice and health coaching to improve patient outcomes. PIHC provides innovative interprofessional education and scholarship. Students from the College of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions participate in interprofessional clinical experiences. The clinical rotations focus on practical strategies for interprofessional teamwork and caring for underserved patients’ needs.

Fetter Health Care Network – Chronic Disease Management

The MUSC and Fetter Health Care Network (FHCN) is an academic and federally qualified health center partnership to increase patient access to an expert-led interprofessional care team to improve the health of underserved patients with complex medical needs. The IP team consists of a MUSC nurse practitioner and pharmacist, collaborating with FHCN primary care providers, dieticians, population health specialists, case managers, and certified medical assistants. The team provides patient-centered chronic disease treatment optimization, self-management education, and connection to needed medical and community resources. IP nurse practitioner and pharmacy students are integrated into the care team to understand evidence-based chronic disease management, learn how to incorporate telehealth into primary care, work with an IP healthcare team, and understand how social determinants of health impact underserved populations.

For more information contact:

Chris Hairfield
Ph.D., RN
Director of Interprofessional Programs