SOCIAL WORK AND NURSING INTER-PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROJECT
The purposes of this project are to:
1. Prepare graduate social work and advanced nurse practitioner students to provide biopsychosocial assessments and holistic patient care as part of a multidisciplinary team to neonates (birth to 28 days of life), children, and their families in various healthcare settings.
2. Increase the number of culturally competent Master level social workers and neonatal and acute care pediatric nurse who are educated using a technologically enhanced inter-professional education (IPE) model.
WHO: Social work students who are interested in working in hospitals or other healthcare settings with children and families. This opportunity is for advanced standing or second year students.
WHAT: In a yearlong seminar, social work and nursing students will work together on case scenarios using a virtual classroom, Second Life and the Smart Hospital™. In conjunction with the seminar, we will try to place students in hospital or healthcare settings.
Seminar Topics Will Include:
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Boundaries and Communication
- Cultural Competence
- Identification and Assessment
- Treatment Planning
- Coordination of Services
- Discharge Planning
- Recognizing and Handling Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
- Effects of Substance Abuse/Trauma on Children and the Family
Upon completion of the yearlong seminar, students will:
- Develop knowledge, skills, and a better understanding of biopsychosocial issues associated with the diagnosis and management of health care needs of children using a three-dimensional (3D) virtual classroom for didactic instruction.
- Use Second Life® (SL) to work together as teams to develop a holistic, family-centered, team-based approach to meeting the physical and psychosocial needs of culturally diverse infants, children, and their families.
- Learn how to demonstrate skills through a virtual-patient experience and standardized patients (actors who will play parents and family members) at the Smart Hospital™, a 13,000 square foot simulation laboratory using high-fidelity simulators.