Kathy McGuinn, MSN, RN, CPHQ, FNAP
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Kathy McGuinn, MSN, RN, CPHQ, FNAP is the Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships and Special Advisor on Quality Initiatives at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Ms. McGuinn has been a leader for AACN’s strategic initiatives related to interprofessional education and practice, which include assisting with the planning of the national Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Institutes; actively participating with the Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative (IPC); representing academic nursing at the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education (IHPE); and partnering with the Schwartz Center on collaborative compassionate care. Most recently, Ms. McGuinn was the lead staff for AACN’s 2016 groundbreaking report, Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing. This report has strong interprofessional underpinnings. Further, Ms. McGuinn has been involved in facilitating a variety of initiatives including the creation and updating of AACN’s Essentials documents for the baccalaureate, master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees. Each of these documents has a standard related to Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes. Prior to joining AACN, Ms. McGuinn was on the Senior Management Team at The George Washington University Hospital as Director of Quality and Education. In that capacity, Ms. McGuinn led many interprofessional efforts: 1) led teams to conduct root cause analyses for sentinel events and implement systematic processes for improvement; 2) led interprofessional education to implement national patient safety goals; and 3) led teams to create multidisciplinary action plans. All of these interprofessional efforts had high impact and resulted in high quality patient care.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Workshop Description: This workshop is targeted toward practitioners and clinical faculty. Participants will be introduced to the Interprofessional Professionalism (IPP) Tool Kit and the Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment (IPA). Throughout this interactive workshop, participants will be engaged in small groups to learn about and evaluate IPP behaviors by applying the IPA across six domains of professionalism behaviors (Communication, Respect, Altruism/Caring, Excellence, Ethics, and Accountability). Additionally, participants will assess the IPP behaviors and ratings of health…