Posted: April 2, 2020

Building a Regional Institute for Inter-Professional Education (IPE) in Massachusetts and Rhode Island–A Project of Partners Investing in Nursing's Future Initiative


Health care educators in Massachusetts and Rhode Island have collaborated around nursing and other health professions education for years. The Partners Investing in Nursing's Future (PIN) project, Building a Regional Institute for Inter-Professional Education, highlighted in this video, shows how they worked together to build an institute to strengthen inter-professional education in the region. Building on the competencies of teamwork and collaboration, quality, safety and evidence-based practice, the project focused on the development of a regional learning community linking IPE partnerships including nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and social work -- across Massachusetts and Rhode Island. PIN, a multi-year partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Northwest Health Foundation, supported the capacity, involvement and leadership of local foundations to advance the nursing profession in their own communities, including by preparing nurses with the skills needed to serve an older and more diverse population.


Maryjoan Ladden, PhD, RN, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Anne Marie Boursiquot King, MBA, Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Maureen Sroczynski, DNP, RN, Farley Associates, Inc.
Paulette Seymour-Route, PhD, RN, University of Massachusetts Medical School Graduate School of Nursing
Paul George, MD, MHPE, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Brian Quilliam, PhD, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
Jane Williams, PhD, RN, Rhode Island College School of Nursing

Learner Audience



Practice Based Learning and Improvement

Resource Type(s)

Self-Directed Learning

Instructional Method(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous


Interprofessional, IPE, Population Health, Leadership, Nursing, Teamwork, Families, Collaborative Practice, Patients, Communities