Diane Bridges, PhD, MSN, RN, CCM
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

Diane R. Bridges, PhD, MSN, RN, CCM, received her BSN from the University of Texas at Houston where she attended on an academic scholarship. She received her MSN in Leadership Management from La Roche University in Pittsburgh, PA, where she also received the Sigma Theta Tau Scholarship. She earned her PhD in Interprofessional Healthcare Studies from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Bridges has been a nurse for over 30 years with experience in Obstetrics, Neonatal Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing, and Orthopedics. She is currently the Director of Interprofessional and Distance Education at Chicago Medical School within Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.as well as being a Project Specialist.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Although interprofessional education (IPE) continues to gain momentum in health professions’ classroom and simulated environments, interprofessional values taught at undergraduate and pre-professional levels are often lost once learners enter the clinical environment. Clinical learning shapes impressions about, attitudes toward, experience with, and acquisition of competencies necessary for interprofessional collaborative practice. It is where knowledge, thinking, and learning comes together and becomes situated for many learners, oftentimes indelibly imprinting future practice. Billet argued…