Michelle Gierach, EdD, RN, CNE
Augustana University
Michelle Gierach, EdD, RN, CNE is an associate professor of Nursing at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. Prior to working in nursing education, she served as a commissioned officer in the United States Airforce. She has been a faculty in nursing education for 16 years and has worked in a variety of settings including maternal/child, med-surg, and community health. Her research interest and expertise include interprofessional education, teaching methodology for adult learners and working with the underserved in her community. She has been the director of a volunteer nursing clinic in a local homeless shelter since 2006.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Care Seminar (IPC), held in the Midwest, involves students from disciplines of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and chaplaincy. The curriculum of the seminar incorporates asynchronous and synchronous didactic presentations, experiential learning through group exercises and discussion, along with home visits by students in interdisciplinary dyads. The purpose of this study was to determine if students’ participation in a three-week interdisciplinary palliative care seminar would positively influence their socialization and value of interprofessional collaboration with the ultimate…