Blanca Padilla, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Duke University, School of Nursing

Dr. Padilla is an Assistant Professor and within the Duke University School of Nursing. She teaches in the graduate nursing program and practices as an inpatient and outpatient diabetes consultant. She has a passion for interprofessional education and training. She has over 10 years experience with interprofessional education. She was a Co-PI in a funded project at Duke Regional Hospital focusing on implementing IPE in an inpatient general medicine unit. She was among the first faculty to be involved in the IPE clinic at the Duke University Health System and continues her role as a clinical educator.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Duke University School of Medicine, started an Interprofessional Education (IPE) Clinic in December 2014 for medical students in conjunction with the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs. The directly observed clinic is located within the emergency department (ED) and provides care to low acuity ED patients. When initially formed, there was no dedicated registered nurse (RN) presence, and this lack of RN faculty, was identified early on as an area that could increase clinic efficiency, improve patient care, and contribute to the education of the students within the IPE clinic…
This lightning talk will present a unique model of interprofessional education (IPE) which places learners in teams to evaluate and manage clients accessing care through the emergency department (ED). The Duke IPE Clinic provides learners with multi-faceted opportunities, which include collaborative learning using a team-based approach and faculty from doctor of medicine, advanced-practice nursing, ABSN nursing, doctor of physical therapy and the physician assistant program while providing direct patient care. The IPE clinic was successfully launched in 2015 as an evening extension of the…