DOI: 10.1080/07370016.2021.1972245">

Effects of a virtual educational intervention to teach interprofessional collaboration to community health nursing students

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Journal of Community Health Nursing


Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of a virtual interprofessional collaboration in public health educational intervention. Design: Mixed-methods study. Methods: Sample (N =171) consisted of community health nursing students, who completed an assessment after watching six videos, illustrating how various disciplines collaborate in a public health department. Findings: Participants felt their interprofessional awareness, understanding, and collaboration intention increased; clarified discipline misconceptions, and application/utilization plans for this knowledge in practice were revealed. Conclusions: Interprofessional collaboration in public health educational intervention was effective in increasing participants’ interprofessional awareness, understanding, and intent to collaborate. Clinical Evidence: Educational intervention is a strategy to improve students’ knowledge of interprofessional collaboration in public health.


J. L. Hoffman is a faculty member in EMU's School of Nursing.

G. Argeros is a faculty member in EMU's Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology.

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DOI: 10.1080/07370016.2021.1972245