The UNC School of Nursing is a national leader in interprofessional education, or IPE, the practice of learning in teams with students from other health professions.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is unique for having top-ranked schools for all five health professions — nursing, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and public health — within steps of each other and adjacent to UNC Hospitals, the School of Social Work, and the Health Sciences Library, fostering a highly collaborative learning and research environment for students and faculty across the health professions.
The School boasts the Education-Innovation-Simulation-Learning-Environment (EISLE), which provides clinical practice and IPE opportunities for our nursing students. Directed by Carol Durham, an expert in the field of clinical simulation and a past president of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning, EISLE serves as a model for clinical training and IPE programs worldwide.
Macy Faculty Scholar and IPE expert, Dr. Meg Zomorodi, serves as UNC’s Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPEP) and directs the UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative for all of UNC Health Affairs. Dr. Elizabeth Walters serves as the UNC School of Nursing’s IPEP Director.