Dr. Janice A Odiaga is an Associate Professor, Rush College of Nursing and Program Director of Interprofessional education and Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She worked 20 years primary care before she became a Co-Principle Investigator on an Interprofessional Educational Pediatric through Aging (IPEPA) grant funded from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureaus of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Human services (HHS) under grant number D09HP25915. Dr. Odiaga was appointed as a Direct of an Interprofessional Education Program, Interprofessional Patient Centered Teams, for all students from four colleges during their first academic year
In this workshop, presenters will describe how Rush University effectively used a community-based model of service learning to develop interprofessional learning environments for collaborative practice. Workshop participants should come prepared with a list of potential community engagement sites. Participants will develop and share implementation ideas of interprofessional service learning.