Nicole Rouhana, PhD, FACNM, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
Binghamton University-Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Nicole Rouhana, PhD, FACNM, FNP-BC is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Graduate Programs with the Binghamton University, Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is a founding member of the Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPE) program at the University. For the last 25 years, Rouhana has initiated and directed nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner education programs, ensuring interprofessional content in both the clinical and didactic components in addition to fostering the advancement of interprofessional teams in community settings to enhance maternal-child outcomes. Her research focuses on nursing workforce development for rural and underserved populations and more recently examining outcomes of the IPE education program and how this impacts alumni workforce preparation.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Poverty is a social determinant of health (SDOH) that interprofessional health care teams are trained to address; yet, students in these educational programs may have limited experience with poverty and its impact on patient and community engagement, care, and outcomes. To address how integral poverty is to addressing health outcomes, Binghamton University students from nursing, pharmacy, public health, and social work participated in a class-embedded poverty module and simulation, which included asynchronous readings and videos, a poverty simulation activity, and a panel of community…
The Rural and Underserved Services Track (TRUST) is a two year student-engaged program and curriculum, composed of pharmacy, social work, medical, and nursing students from Binghamton University and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Students participate in ten service learning activities, alongside eight learning retreats where students, healthcare professionals, patients, and faculty collaborate to address the needs of marginalized patient populations. The overall purpose of this program is to train students (TRUST Scholars) to have the skills to provide compassionate healthcare to unique…