Innovation of Nursing Education in 21st Century : Interprofessional Education

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Arpharanee Thaikla
Kunnika Rukyingchareon
Wannee Tapaneeyakorn Tapaneeyakorn


Introduction: Globally, there are a number of rapid changes in the 21st century affecting the way of life, which bring about various health issues and complexity of illness. To keep up with these challenges, healthcare providers need to possess collaborative skill to work as a member of Interprofessional Team. Objectives: This article presents an overview of the learning skills in the 21st century. An importance of Interprofessional Education (IPE), steps of introducing IPE in practice, and learning outcomes of IPE are also discussed. Key issues: This article presents nursing education in the 21st century, particularly, modification of conventional learning method focused only on nursing profession. The learning method covering interprofessional experience is called “Interprofessional Education”. This consists of importance of IPE, steps of introducing IPE to practice, and learning outcomes of IPE. Conclusions: IPE is an innovation of nursing education. IPE program provides opportunities for students in multidisciplinary to learn activities, and gain experiences together with 6 steps and 6 learning outcomes. Implications: Nursing educational institutions would be able to implement IPE in nursing education curriculum. The ultimate goal for nursing students is to achieve the expected learning outcomes.


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Thaikla, A., Rukyingchareon, K., & Tapaneeyakorn, W. T. (2021). Innovation of Nursing Education in 21st Century : Interprofessional Education. Journal of Health and Nursing Research (Journal of Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Bangkok), 37(2), 27-35. Retrieved from
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