Constance Swenty, DNP, RN, CWON
University of Southern Indiana
Connie Swenty is an associate professor at the University of Southern Indiana. She served as director of a $1.2 HRSA grant focusing on interprofessional clinical experiences and placed student teams in Community Health Centers and VA clinics. She managed faculty roles, collaborated with staff members, and facilitated student team involvement in the clinics. In addition, she teaches graduate and undergraduate nursing courses. Connie received her Master of Science in Nursing from Clarkson College, Omaha, NE and Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN. Her interest areas include nursing education, interprofessional education, and wound/ostomy care.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Background, including statement of problem, and aims: Respiratory therapists must be proficient in therapeutic and diagnostic skills. Students must also be competent communicating and participating in a team-based approach to patient care. An increased need for therapists to possess these important non-technical skills was coupled with the need for the establishment of interdisciplinary teamwork. Design or methodology: An Interprofessional Clinical Practice (IPCP) experience was developed partnering with a Midwest university and three community health centers to address the needs of…