Shannon Cole, DNP-APRN-BC
Assistant Professor of Nursing/IPE Co-Director
Dr. Cole is the Co-Director for Vanderbilt's Program for Interprofessional Learning (VPIL). She has been a Family Nurse Practitioner for 29 years and faculty member at Vanderbilt for 24 years. Her specialty interests are IPE, Pediatrics and Women's Health. She is on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Practice and Education Consortium (TIPEC) and is responsible for curriculum development for the Nashville Interprofessional Consortium (NIC). She also serves as a consultant for Integrative Health Centers (IHC), an organization the partners with primary care clinics to offer psychiatric , addiction and behavioral health care.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Increasing Documentation of Advanced Care Planning in Primary Care by an Interprofessional Student Team
Winner of the 2023 Interprofessional Student Achievement Award Interprofessional Student Poster Description: Background: We are an interprofessional team including a pharmacy, nursing, and medical student as part of the Vanderbilt Program of Interprofessional Learning, a 2-year longitudinal and clinically-based interprofessional program. As part of the program, students are asked to design and implement an improvement project. Our team wanted to improve advanced care planning (ACP), as two-thirds of US adults have no ACP for end-of-life care1. This document allows patients to make their…