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Implementing IPE: Highlighting Best Practices

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is proud to announce the next event in our IPEC Webinar Series aimed at highlighting trends and activities in interprofessional education and practice. Drs. Jane Kirschling and Dora Anne Mills will share their perspectives and lessons learned from their approaches to implementing IPE in curricula. Health professions faculty, students, and clinicians will discover best practices and exemplars that they can use to assist with IPE efforts at their home institutions.


  • Describe the development and implementation of IPE initiatives at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of New England
  • Identify lessons learned related to challenges and solutions to advancing IPE

Continuing Education Credits: Eligible attendees may receive one Certified in Public Health (CPH) continuing education credit or one continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hour for participating in this webinar. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is an accredited CNE-provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) works with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) to provide CPH credits.

NOTE: This webinar is open to everyone including non-members, communities of interest, practice representatives, and AACN member schools including deans, faculty, staff and students.

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                            Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN

                                         Dean and Professor, School of Nursing

                                          University of Maryland, Baltimore  

                                         Dr. Jane M. Kirschling was appointed dean of the School of Nursing and director of interprofessional education at the University of Maryland,

                                         Baltimore in January 2013. She previously held administrative and faculty positions at the University of Kentucky, University of Southern Maine,                                           University of Rochester, and Oregon Health & Science University. 

At the national level, Dr. Kirschling served on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Board of Directors from 2004-14, including serving as president from 2012-14. She founded the Kentucky Nursing Capacity Consortium and co-convened Kentucky’s Action Coalition to implement the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recommendations from its 2010 report on the Future of Nursing. Dr. Kirschling currently serves as co-convener of the Maryland Action Coalition, which is implementing the IOM recommendations in Maryland.  U

While at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Kirschling served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Interprofessional HealthCare Education, Research and Practice. Along with AACN past President Dr. Kathleen Long from the University of Florida, she represented AACN on the Expert Panel that developed the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, sponsored by IPEC. 

Throughout her career, Dr. Kirschling has received numerous awards for her accomplishments, including the Beth Wessinger Award from the Oregon Hospice Association in 1995, the Organization of Maine Nurse Executives Leadership Achievement Award in 2003, the Agnes E. Flaherty Leadership Award from the American Nurses Association-Maine in 2006, and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association’s Leading the Way Award in 2013. She is an alumna of Leadership Maryland (2015), the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Fellows Program (2013), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Executive Fellows Program (2000-03). She was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2009. 


                            Dora Anne Mills, MD, MPH, FAAP

                                           Vice President for Clinical Affairs

                                           University of New England   

                                           Dr. Dora Anne Mills provides oversight of University of New England’s (UNE) IPE efforts among its 13 health professional degree programs as well as UNE’s clinical and public health partnerships.  

Before coming to UNE in 2011, Dr. Mills served for 15 years as Maine’s State Health Officer, directing the state’s public health agency and leading on issues as: tobacco addiction and obesity; health equity; public health infrastructure; health care reform; and chronic diseases through clinical and community-based strategies. She served concurrently as the State Epidemiologist for seven months during the H1N1 2009 pandemic. She also served as the Medicaid Medical Director for several months.  

Dr. Mills is a native of rural Maine and a graduate of Bowdoin College, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Pediatric Internship and Residency Program, and the Harvard School of Public Health.  She is a board-certified pediatrician who early in her career worked as a hospitalist in Los Angeles and as a pediatrician in her hometown in rural Maine. She also practiced medicine in several rural international locations, including Tanzania and Nepal. She recently accompanied a group of 40 students and clinical faculty from UNE on an annual interprofessional clinical trip to Ghana.  

As one of 11 incubator sites for the National Center in Interprofessional Practice and Education, UNE is expanding its clinical pilots of interprofessional clerkships to a network of federally qualified health centers across Maine through a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation grant.


                              Kathy McGuinn, MSN, RN,  CPH       

                                             Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships

                                              Special Advisor for Quality Initiatives

                                              American Association of Colleges of Nursing  

Kathy McGuinn, MSN, RN, CPHQ is the Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships and Special Advisor on Quality Initiatives at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). At AACN, Ms. McGuinn has been involved in facilitating a variety of initiatives including the creation and updating of AACN’s three foundational standards documents: the Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice; the revision of the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing. In addition, Ms. McGuinn has served as a national quality expert for AACN, overseeing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) faculty development grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. From 2009-2012, she oversaw the curriculum development and roll-out of nine regional undergraduate QSEN faculty development institutes; from 2012-2014, she oversaw the curriculum development and roll-out of five graduate regional QSEN faculty development institutes.  Further, Ms. McGuinn has been active in AACN’s strategic initiatives related to interprofessional education, which includes assisting with the planning of the national Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Institutes, and actively participating with the Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative (IPC). Most recently, Ms. McGuinn was the lead staff for the groundbreaking report, Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing

Prior to joining AACN, Ms. McGuinn was on the Senior Management Team at The George Washington University Hospital as Director of Quality and Education. In addition, Ms. McGuinn was an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Marymount University for twelve years. 

Ms. McGuinn received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her graduate degree from the Catholic University of America. She is credentialed as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).

Future webinars planned for 2017 include: IPE Evaluation/Assessment (Q3) and IPE Accreditation Standards (Q4). Stay tuned!

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The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is proud to announce its inaugural  IPEC Webinar Series aimed at highlighting trends and activities in interprofessional education for collaborative practice. This free, dynamic IPEC Webinar Series will be hosted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is open to all IPEC members and non-members.


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