Nurses with IPE curricula during training think they are better prepared to work with other health professions
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Today interprofessional education is spread throughout the world. In Sweden only one of the existing nursing programmes has an IPE curriculum on several levels during the training.
The aim of this study was to examine how nurses who recently graduated from universities with IPE or non-IPE curricula perceive the importance of different educational goals and whether they found themselves prepared for their profession, and especially for collaboration with other professions.
Three universities with different commitments to interprofessional education were studied. We used a survey with eight different targets: communication skills, co-operation with other professions, problem solving capability, self-directed learning skills, whether their education has prepared them to work professionally, to perform research, to take care of acute ill patients, to work preventively and working as a nurse. The participants were asked if their undergraduate education had prepared them for these targets and if they perceived that the targets were important goals for their education.
A main result in this study was that nurses who had recently graduated from the IPEuniversity perceived to a greater extent that their undergraduate training had prepared them to work together with other professions in comparison with nursing students from non-IPE universities.
Interprofessional education, evaluation, curricula.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-76639OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-76639DiVA: diva2:515495