J Korean Acad Soc Nurs Educ.  2018 Aug;24(3):235-249. 10.5977/jkasne.2018.24.3.235.

Interprofessional Education Programs for Nursing Students: A Systematic Review

  • 1Doctoral Student, Department of Nursing, Graduate School of Yonsei University, Korea.
  • 2Master's Student, Department of Educational Technology, Graduate School of Professional Studies, Sookmyung Women's University, Korea.
  • 3Professor, Department of Nursing, Researcher, Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Nursing, Korea. SHCHU@yuhs.ac


The purpose of this study was to investigate how interprofessional education has been designed, implemented, and evaluated in undergraduate programs in nursing through a systematic review.
The literature was searched using the PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, and Cochrane central databases to identify interventional studies including teaching-learning activities among nursing students and other disciplines in English between January 2000 and May 2017. Thirty studies were selected for the analysis.
Twenty-four studies out of 30 were designed as a pre-post, no control group, quasi-experimental study design. Interprofessional education learners were primarily engaged in medicine, physical therapy, dentistry, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and respiratory therapy. Patient care related activity was the most frequently selected topic and simulation was the most common teaching-learning method. Evaluation of learning outcomes was mainly based on the aspects of teams and collaboration, professional identity, roles and responsibilities, patient care, and communication skills. Nursing students in 26 out of the 30 reviewed studies were found to benefit from interprofessional education, with outcome effects primarily related to changes in learning outcomes.
The development and integration of interprofessional education with collaborative practices may offer opportunities in nursing education for training professional nurses of the future.


Interprofessional relations; Nursing education; Review literature
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