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Interprofessional Education Student Event to Take Place

By Caroline Ryan

The School of Health Professions and Nursing will hold its second annual Interprofessional Education student event on April 3 at 12:30 in the Pratt Recreation Center.

Photo Courtesy of Stacy Gropack
Dean Gropack speaking at last year’s event.

The purpose of the event is to promote interprofessional education and practice, and allow students from different professions and majors to interact. Students will have the opportunity to learn and discuss different health professions and their roles and responsibilities in the areas of ethics and values.

The event will host group discussions with 10 students per one faculty member. Professors, graduate students and interns from the School of Health Professions and Speech Language Pathology will lead these discussions.

“The event prepares students to enter their respective professions with the essential skills needed to be a successful health professional, including the ability to communicate, have interpersonal skills, demonstrate cultural competence and an appreciation for ethics and values that govern health care delivery,” Stacy Gropack, dean of the college of health professions and nursing (CHPN), said.

Over 500 students and 50 faculty members from CHPN, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Education, Information and Technology will be in attendance. Students from programs in biology, biomedical science, chemistry, clinical lab sciences, forensic science, healthcare administration, health information management, health sciences, medical imaging, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public administration, social work, and speech language pathology will be participating.

Professors in CHPN decide which of their students should participate and then make it a course requirement. As of now the event is not open to students that are not enrolled in these courses.

The registration is closed for this year’s event but for more information about programs in the School of Health Professions and Nursing,
go to or contact Dean Stacy Gropack at

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