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Center of Education for Interprofessional Collaboration

The VA Puget Sound Health Care System Center of Education for Interprofessional Collaboration is working to advance the education of interprofessional teams and develop clinical leaders who deliver patient-centered care, transform the delivery of healthcare services, and improve health outcomes. A central focus is to develop skills needed for collaborative primary care practice during training.

With nearly half of clinical training in the VA primary care, the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency | VA Puget Sound Health Care | Veterans Affairs curriculum incorporates direct patient clinical experiences, profession-specific and interprofessional interactive seminars with longitudinal themes including team-building; “Meet Your Colleagues” in a variety of health disciplines; panel management; and interprofessional hands-on clinical sessions.

Program highlights

  • Highly functioning interprofessional teams of post-graduate doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) nurse practitioner residents and physician residents.
  • Developing trainees’ skills in panel management and performance improvement
  • Promoting longitudinal relationships in PACT, with innovative shared decision-making curricula
  • Emphasis on Care of Veterans, deployment health and unique needs of Veterans, spanning postgraduate and undergraduate learners in health professions

Apply to the Post-DNP residency program

Our program fosters the transformation of clinical education by preparing recent (within the last 12 months) post-graduate DNP nurse practitioners to work in and lead patient-centered interprofessional primary care teams that provide coordinated longitudinal care.



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