Designed by Teams and for Teams
Interprofessional collaboration and team‐based care are becoming increasingly important to delivering optimal healthcare. Our approach to professional development is to deliver educational opportunities designed by the health care team for the health care team. We partner across the university and the community to bring multiple areas of expertise into the planning process, so we can identify the most important needs and issues and create opportunities that are both educationally sound and relevant to a broader segment of health care professionals.
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Graduate Clinical Preceptor Development Workshops
In-Person & Virtual Workshops
October 2023, January & May, 2024
The focus of the workshop is on competence and skills that nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians need when serving as preceptors. These include time management, critical thinking, providing evaluation and feedback, nurse practitioner/physician assistant program information, learner styles, motivating, working with a challenging preceptee, wellbeing/resiliency for preceptors, and precepting with telemedicine.
More Opportunities coming soon!
Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership
The Nursing Professional Development program at the School of Nursing is part of UW–Madison’s Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership, which includes the continuing education units of the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy.
UW–Madison has a strong history of providing exemplary continuing education for healthcare professionals. In January 2015, the School of Medicine and Public Health Office of Continuing Professional Development, School of Nursing Continuing Education in Nursing Program, and the School of Pharmacy Division of Pharmacy Professional Development began a partnership intending to expand professional development opportunities that focus on interprofessional collaboration and teamwork.
The resulting interprofessional continuing education partnership (ICEP) was awarded Joint Accreditation in 2016, which is a new distinction from the three global leaders in healthcare continuing education accreditation.
The mission of the Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership is to provide exemplary and innovative accredited interprofessional continuing education that improves the skills and strategies of healthcare teams, leading to healthier patients and communities.
In support of improving patient care, the Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Through Joint Accreditation™ we offer continuing education credit for physician assistants, pharmacists, physicians, psychologists, and social workers through a single, unified application process, fee structure, and accreditation standards.
In December 2022, ICEP earned Joint Accreditation with Commendation. The partnership met the commendation criteria by addressing population health issues in collaboration with community organizations, enhancing learner skills through hands-on education, engaging in healthcare quality improvement and conducting research in interprofessional continuing education.
We are excited to be leaders in the development of team-based interprofessional continuing education, living the Wisconsin Idea.