Interprofessional Education Day

November 10, 2011 —

This afternoon all first year clinical students and DMU faculty will be participating in the first annual Interprofessional Education Day here on campus.

Interprofessional Education Day

The goal is to introduce students to the concept of collaborating with other health care professions who the students may or may not consider to be part of their everyday team. The students will be working together in interprofessional teams to share information about their respective professional scope’s of practice with each other and learning how the medical team can work together in the interest of the patient. By collaborating, we hope students will be able to provide the best competent, efficient, and effective health care possible.

A case study will be provided for the students to help demonstrate what role each of the professions might fill.

At the end of the day, hopefully the students have learned more about the scope of practice of their own profession, as well as several other health care professions that are represented on the DMU campus and made a few new friends.


With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.