Monica Ramirez, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
University of the Incarnate Word
Monica N. Ramirez is an Associate Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Over the last 19 years, she has taught in the undergraduate and RN-BSN programs as well as having the opportunity to teach internationally within the graduate program. Currently, she is involved in an academic-practice partnership that emphasizes work associated with the implementation of evidence-based practice and leadership development. Her research interests are in nursing leadership/management and interprofessional education and collaborative practice and her clinical focus is in medical/surgical and hospice nursing.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background To be prepared for the ever-changing healthcare environment, provide safe practice in interprofessional teams, and solve unique and complex problems, healthcare providers need to be adaptive learners prepared for future learning, and develop adaptive expertise.1,2 Adaptive expertise is the ability to solve familiar and unfamiliar problems with flexibility, innovation, and creativity.2,3,4 Health professions educators must be prepared to develop master adaptive learners. Student run pro bono clinics (SRPBC) are an important component of the US healthcare system, providing care for…