Mari Tucker, MBA, BS
Washburn University

Mari Tucker. B.S., M.B.A., currently serves as the Washburn University Partnership Liaison for the Registered nurse Education for a Nurse-Led Enhanced Workforce (RENEW) grant, federally funded through the Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA). Ms. Tucker was the former Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects at Washburn University and has held Director level positions at the Kansas Board of Regents and North Central Kansas Technical College. She currently serves as the Chair of the Pine Ridge Family Health Center Advisory Board and is a collaborator in the Kansas Patients and Providers Engaged in Prevention Research (KPPEPR) organization.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Interprofessional education is foundational to creating a health care team prepared to improve patient outcomes, however, patients and families are often absent from the educational setting. Faculty from the School of Nursing, Department of Communication Studies, School of Business, and Department of Social Work collaborated to create a Poverty Simulation designed to engage students from all programs, residents from public housing, and academic-practice partners. The five-part simulation experience includes: 1) collaboration with diverse faculty to build the simulation experience, 2)…