Rankin Lectureship explores benefits of interprofessional education

Brenda ZierlerAn annual program of the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, the W.F. “Tex” and Pauline Rankin Lectureship in Nursing provides complimentary Continuing Nursing Education.

This year, Brenda Zierler, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, will present “Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitor Center. The lecture is free and open to the public, and attendance provides one contact hour for nursing professionals. Registration is available through Froglinks.

Hailing from the University of Washington, Dr. Zierler is a professor in biobehavioral nursing and health systems and co-director of the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Practice and Research. Her research explores the relationship between the delivery of health care and its outcomes at both the patient and system levels.

Through the creation of an interdisciplinary work group, Dr. Zierler has developed specific health outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of a coordinated approach in care delivers.

Dr. Zierler is also co-director of the Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies master’s program and a fellow in the RWJ Nurse Executive Program (2008 cohort), as well as the associate director of the Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies in the School of Medicine.

For more information, email Barbara Patten at b.patten@tcu.edu or call 817-257-4749.