Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE)


At Jefferson Health is all we do, but at Jefferson College of Nursing (JCN), Health is H.E.R.E (humanistic, evidenced-based, reflective, excellence in clinical leaders). With a redesign of the undergraduate nursing curriculum, Jefferson College of Nursing (JCN) has transformed the way nurses of the 22nd century will practice, with a focus on caring for patients in all areas of the care continuum. The newly designed curriculum centers around four themes that are threaded throughout, Innovation, Practice Excellence, Interprofessional Collaboration, and Population Health. JCN believes that patients are partners in their health and that care is a collaborative effort.

To model this new curriculum design, recently JCN entered into a partnership with the Philadelphia Free Library on 20th and the Parkway. This new partnership focuses on educating members of the community on prevention, wellness, and maintenance. Working closely with Dick Levinson, Assistant Director of Central Senior Services at the Free Library, a series of workshops were developed to meet the needs of the senior patrons. Workshop topics are designed from seniors' suggestions of current healthcare issues or concerns they are facing as they age.