Lauren Mullen, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE
Lab Director/Assistant Professor
James Madison University
Lauren Mullen, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE is an Assistant Professor and Lab Director at James Madison University’s School of Nursing. Over the past 20 years she has engaged in diverse clinical practice, teaching, and academic leadership. Her research interests are dynamic and include the application of simulation best practice, cultivating clinical judgment, and simulation-enhanced IPE. Her expertise with instructional design and simulation has led to a plethora of innovative resources that support the development of safe, competent nursing practice. She has disseminated simulation and educational content in the form of publications, online articles, workshops, conferences, and as a simulation consultant.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Interprofessional collaboration matters. Not only does it affect the quality of care clients receive, it affects the work climate and integration of interprofessional education (IPE) in health profession programs across all fields. In order for health practitioners to be effective interprofessional collaborators, interprofessional education (IPE) must be systematically integrated into their curriculum to support the development of foundational knowledge, skills, and core values necessary to navigate Interprofessional Practice (IPP). Students must learn not only how to provide patient care…