On January 24 and 26, senior students from the WMU Bronson School of Nursing and first year students at the WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine collaborated for an interdisciplinary, interprofessional simulation related to vaccinations.
Held at the WMed building in downtown Kalamazoo, the nursing and medical students worked together at four stations set up to educate on the topic of HPV vaccinations while offering insight and understanding about the roles each other can play in various situations.
"It was a great opportunity for students to see everyone's role in the scenario," said Tina Keeler, clinical coordinator of nursing operations. "We received great feedback from students and faculty from both institutions."
At the third station, senior BSON students helped to instruct first-year med students how to give injections.
Finally, the fourth station offered the students from the two institutions an opportunity to discuss their curriculum to understand the educational path they each go through.
The simulation was a valuable experience for the students and led to greater understanding of the roles and educational experiences of the two groups.