Cheri Friedrich, DNP, CPNP-PC
University of Minnesota

Dr. Friedrich is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, where she coordinates the pediatric nurse practitioner area of study. She first began teaching at the University of Minnesota in 1992 and has taught across three programs at the school: the Bachelor of Science program, the Masters of Nursing program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Dr. Friedrich draws on her years of experience as a primary care PNP and interprofessional team member to inform her teaching. Dr. Friedrich continues to maintain an active clinical practice in a non-profit clinic that serves un- and under-insured children and their families in Anoka County. Dr. Friedrich also has a broad focus on interprofessional education. She has been instrumental in representing and co-leading efforts in developing innovative interprofessional teaching and learning strategies through her work on the UMN Academic Health Center’s 1Health committee. This small strategic committee is charged with the development and implementation of numerous interprofessional educational opportunities. Through this committee Dr. Friedrich has been the lead faculty developer on two interprofessional escape room for both early and advanced learners. Dr. Friedrich continues to champion for interprofessional education both at the University and within her clinical practice.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Workshop Description: Interprofessional teamwork is a critical component of high quality and safe medical care (IOM, 2004; CLER, 2017), yet many graduate and post-graduate training programs struggle to incorporate interprofessional didactic experiences that specifically build team skills. Presenters will share their experience and outcomes over the past 5 years at the University of Minnesota in designing and implementing a required interprofessional workshop for trainees in pediatrics, medicine, family medicine, pharmacy, and nurse practitioner programs designed to help prepare a patient-…