Joan K. Stout, RN, FAAN-Advancement of Interprofessional Collaboration and Education Project

Joan K. Stout, RN, FAAN-Advancement of Interprofessional Collaboration and Education Project

The Advancement of Inter-professional Collaboration and Education Project (Aka: Project ADVICE), made possible byMrs. Joan K. Stout, RN, FAAN, is a transformative resource promoting the collaboration of healthcare professionals, at every level and discipline, in patient care to support best possible outcomes for patient care. Project ADVICE is a four-year initiative that will seek to measure the longitudinal impact on student learning outcomes and practice.

Project ADVICE with be administered by Dr. Carl Cramer, Assistant Dean - College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) - in consultation with faculty seeks to increase competency in both inter-professional and collaborative clinical practice for all CNHS students.  

The project also aims to encourage students and faculty to create lasting resources for the inter-professional education of students at Barry University and other local colleges and universities -- with the intent to graduate entry-level healthcare professionals who are able to transform their practice locations into collaborative patient-centered practice settings, while improving the inter-professional collaboration and communication skills of our alumni.

Project ADVICE will be a multimodal approach to improving hands-on, collaborative clinical skills. Some of the initiatives supported by the project include:

  • Developing a series of classroom lectures and seminars on communication skills and best practices that promote collaboration and inter- and trans-disciplinary clinical problem solving.
  • Providing enrichment opportunities to faculty and students to develop and enhance collaboration across disciplines.
  • Developing asynchronous learning modules on inter- and trans- disciplinary collaboration that will be integrated throughout the undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula (and available to all students in Barry's health-related programs).
  • Establishing an online resource that will be available to students and alum.
  • Developing and implementing inter-professional simulation scenarios for students in health related programs to allow for skill development and practice.
  • Developing and implementing assessment methods that will measure the impact of the project on practice.

Measuring Outcomes and Long Term Plans

The first set of meaningful outcomes will be completed and distributed at the end of year two, and will contain the results of our experiences. Ideally, the project will continue for four continuous years to allow adequate time to assess the longitudinal impact of the project on student learning outcomes and practice, and make evidence-based recommendations for curricular innovations both locally and nationally.

After the four-year period, the plan for ongoing sustainability includes dedicating the time and resources necessary to finding funds, partnerships and in-kind donations to sustain this project beyond the initial start-up period.

Our Commitment

Barry University agrees to meet the objectives of Project ADVICE, including establishing plans for integrating lectures and seminars on communication skills and best practices that promote collaboration and inter- and trans-disciplinary clinical problem solving into the University’s curricula. Additionally, we commit to making inter-professional team practice in both simulated and real practice settings a priority.

Spring 2018 Schedule for Project ADVICE Student Sessions

Students and Faculty invited to participate in interprofessional dialogue.

Mass Casualty Response Debriefing

Death and Dying
Tuesday, April 3rd
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Medical Errors

Simulations

Additional Initiatives to Support Inter-professional Collaboration and Education

Provide faculty development funding to enhance interprofessional competence.

Provide project funding to enhance interprofessional practice.

Promote a speaker series of experts in healthcare collaboration to encourage attendance by other Colleges and Universities as well as healthcare providers.

Establish a calendar an off-campus speaker series locations to ensure convenience for the attendees, as well as networking opportunities, group exercises and appropriate accommodations.

To ensure maximum reach of the speaker series, and the student sessions, webcasting technologies will be integrated into each learning session allowing both recording for future student learning opportunities and live broadcast to leverage the largest possible audience at each session.

About Joan K. Stout

Mrs. Joan K. Stout, RN, FAAN, President and Managing Director of the Hugoton Foundation, has been a registered nurse for more than 60 years. Born and raised in New York City, Stout attended the University of Vermont before returning to the city and obtaining her nursing diploma at Lenox Hill Hospital in 1952. She married, raised four children, and continued to work as a bedside nurse until 1983, when a patient she cared for named Wallace Gilroy recognized her exceptional passion for nursing and asked her to serve as president of a foundation he established called The Hugoton Foundation. While the Hugoton Foundation funds a number of cultural organizations and Catholic agencies, its core mission is improving patient care. Stout has focused much of the Foundation’s funding on projects designed to implement evidence-based improvements in patient care or incorporate clinical practice into nursing education.
NYU College of Nursing Magazine 2012

Joan K. Stout, RN, FAAN-Advancement of Interprofessional Collaboration and Education Project

Mrs. Joan K. Stout, RN, FAAN