Interprofessional Education

Interprofessional Education


Stockton Univeristy has always been dedicated to Interdisciplinary education.  In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined Interprofessional Education (IPE) as follows: "When students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. Once students understand how to work interprofesssionally , they are ready to enter the workplace as a member of the collaborative practice team."

Faculty from the School of Health Sciences (SHS) embraced the importance of engaging students in interprofessional learning experiences to prepare them for future careers.  This initiative expanded to include collaboration with additional programs at Stockton (Education, Social Work, and Psychology) as well as community partners

Mission Statement

To provide opportunities for Interprofessional Education (IPE) and collaboration for students, faculty, and community partners.


  1. Serve as a resource for curriculym and course design for IPE acitivities.
  2. Develop tools to assist faculty to incorporate IPE in the curricula and quantify outcomes of student, faculty and community engagament.
  3. Integrate the IPEC Core Competencies in University wide learning experiences.
  4. Implement strategies to engage students in IPE.
  5. Increase faculty participation in IPE activities.
  6. Participate in the education of community partners and other constituents related to interprofessional collaborative practice.
  7. Offer IPE faculty development activitites.
  8. Contribute to the evidence based body of knowledge related to IPE.


Clinical Education Workshop 2016

On Friday, October 28th, the School of Health Sciences held its third annual clinical education workshop, "Wizarding World of Clinical Education: Transformation and Change." The theme of this year's event was Harry Potter.This year ninety--five clinicians from the fields of Communication Disorders, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Nursing heard presentations from Stockton faculty specifically designed to enhance their ability to facilitate student learning in their practice environments. Topics of discussion included presentations on "generational differences", "learning and change", "standards of professionalism", and LGBTQ terminology as well as identities.  Pictured from left to right are: Mark Adelung, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Amanda Copes, Director, Speech and Hearing Clinic; Lynne Telesca, instructor of Communication Disorders; Joyce Welliver, instructor of Nursing; Lee Ann Guenther, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy; and Lauren Del Rossi, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy.

clin ed 2016

Summer 2016 Special Education Conference

Priti Haria traveled to Nicaragua in July 2016 to present findings from a University wide IPE event at the Division of International Special Education Services Conference.  The presentation was entitled:  “Impact of Collaborative Panel Discussion about Autism on Student Perceptions of Interprofessional Core Competencies.”   Priti Haria and Chelsea Tracy-Bronson in the School of Education partnered with Margaret Slusser and Patricia McGinnis from the School of Health Sciences on the project.

Stockton University Presentations at All Together Better Health (ATBH) VIII

September 6-9, 2016 in Oxford, U.K.

ATBH logo

Stockton University represented by several faculty at ATBH VIII, a global interprofessional practice and education conference. Every 2 years, providers, educators, policy makers, and health care industry leaders come together to advance interprofessionalism locally, regionally and worldwide. ATBH participants discuss ideas and devise strategies "to mobilize concerted action to improve health and wellbeing for individuals, families, and communities".

Oxford Trip 2016  Mary Padden, Lauren DelRossi, Peg Slusser, Jewelry Yep, Carol Rae-Reed

Oxford trip 2016 : Mary Padden, Lauren DelRossi, Peg Slusser, Jewelry Yep, and Carol Rae-Reed

Oxford Trip 2016

 Dr. Padden and Dr. DelRossi presenting at the conference

Stockton faculty presentations included:

  • Oral Presentation- Baby Lab: An Innovative Approach to Incorporate IPE Across Curricula will be presented by Dr. Mary Padden-Denmead and Dr. Lauren Del Rossi with co-authors Mary Kientz, Patricia Quinn McGinnis, and Monika Pawlowska.
  • Poster Presentation- An interprofessional Community Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Engaging a Concert of Voices in an Interprofessional Panel Activity will be presented by Dr. Margaret Slusser and Dr. Priti Haria with co-authors Patricia Quinn McGinnis, and Chelsea Tracy-Bronson.
  • Poster Presentation-Team Players or Lone Wolves? Assessing Pre-professional, Undergraduate Students' Attitudes Toward Health Care Teams will be presented by Jewelry Yep with co-authors Luis I. Garcia, Carole-Rae Reed, Margaret Slusser , and Kelly Dougherty.
  • Poster Presentation-Multimethod Assessment of Health Science Undergraduate Competency in Ethical Decision Making will be presented by Dr. Carole-Rae Reed with co-authors Luis I. Garcia, Margaret Slusser, and Jewelry Yep.
  • Poster Presentation-Building Core Competencies through Community Parnerships in an Undergraduate Pre-Professional Program will be presented by Dr. Margaret Slusser with co-authors Luis I. Garcia and Daniel Tome.
  • Poster Presentation- The Relationship between Critical Thinking and Ethical Decision Making in Helath Science Undergraduates will be presented by Dr. Carole-Rae Reed with co-authors Luis I. Garcia, Margaret Slusser, and Jewelry Yep.


ASAHP Fall 2016 Conference

Stockton faculty and staff from Stockton's School of Health Sciences were a strong presence at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) Conference October 19-21, 2016 in New Orleans, LA.  ASAHP is a national organization for administrators and educators, and is a leader in interprofessional education. The theme of the conference was "Looking Out on the Horizon: Emerging Issues in Allied Health Education and Practice."  

The following faculty and professional staff members presented innovations in Clinical Education and Fieldwork:

 Mark Adelung, Lee Ann Guenther, Amanda Copes, Lynne Telesca, Joyce Welliver, and Camille Sauerwald

The titles of their oral presentations were:

"Developing your Clinical Supervision Approach Through the Integration of Model Strategy" and "Clinical Educator Workshops: An Innovative Approach to Enhancing Interprofessional Education and Practice"

The faculty from the Bachelor of Science of Health Sciences also offered the following presentations:

Reed, C., Garcia, L. I., Slusser, M., Yep, J., & Dougherty, K. (2016, October). Can undergraduate health science education improve ethical decision making?  Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP), New Orleans, LA.

Reed, C., Garcia, L. I., Slusser, M., Yep, J., & Dougherty, K. (2016, October).  Is there a relationship between critical thinking and ethical decision making in undergraduates?  Presented a the annual meeting of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP), New Orleans, LA.

Yep, J., Dougherty, K., Reed, C., Slusser, M., & Garcia, L. I. (2016, October). Using the Attitudes Toward Healthcare Teams Scale (ATHCTS) to measure a pre-professional, undergraduate population. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP), New Orleans, LA.


School of Health Sciences Assistant to the Dean and Health Science student, Heather Watkins-Jones was selected to be part of a national student board charged with the task of developing a student assembly for ASAHP. She and her fellow students affectionately known as the Magnificent Seven presented their proposal to the Board of Directors at the ASAHP National Conference in New Orleans on October 16th.

ASHA Fall 2016 Conference

The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) National Conference was held in Philadelphia, PA on November 17 – 19, 2016.  Monika Pawlowska, Lauren Del Rossi, and Mary Kientz presented a seminar session entitled “Introducing Baby Day – A Hands-on IPE Experience.”  Their presentation generated lively discussion about this innovative approach to IPE.  Co-authors Mary Padden Denmead and Patricia McGinnis rounded out the interprofessional team from Stockton’s School of Health Sciences. 

ASHA Fall Conference