Maura Nitka, MSN, RN, CPN
Maura is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University. She is a pediatric nurse with interests in chronic care management and how the interprofessional team can influence health in this patient population. Ms. Nitka's research interest include developing and assessing quality interprofessional education. Additionally, Ms Nitka has been examining how interprofessional competencies are developed through interprofessional simulation.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
An Exemplar of How Collaboration Influences a Return on Investment and Quality Interprofessional Education
The quantitative and qualitative evaluation data from an interprofessional pediatric simulation focused on the delivery of bad news at or near the end-of-life (EOL) will be presented. This presentation addresses the theme of quality interprofessional education (IPE) and accreditation by mapping a curricular innovation to program and university competencies and further mapping outcomes to address interprofessional and professional competencies. IPE initiatives have been difficult to sustain, regardless of context. The lack of evidence that IPE generates revenue is a primary reason sustainable…