Kathryn Parke, DNP, APRN, CPNP
Associate Professor Clinical
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dr. Parke has been faculty at UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing (SoN) since 2013 and is currently the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Course Track Coordinator at UT Health SoN and the Co-Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Her teaching focuses on providing experiential learning and preparing students to work in interprofessional teams. Working with the campus “Linking Interprofessional Networks for Collaboration” (LINC), she has collaborated in the creation of a project to provide an interactive case-based interprofessional simulation that was delivered to almost 800 students

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Lightning Talk Description:  Background: As the US population ages, many older adults with dementia rely on family caregivers for health-related care and daily activities. Issues associated with caregiver burden in this setting are well-documented, including caregivers’ diminished quality of life and health. Strong interprofessional care is required to support family caregivers and maximize patient outcomes, and students must be prepared for this environment. Building upon the interprofessional education (IPE) literature demonstrating the effectiveness of simulation to advance…