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Medical Team

Interprofessional Education (IPE) Tools

Interprofessional Education & Collaboration
COMING SOON: The Basics of Interprofessional Collaboration


The "Interprofessional Education and Collaboration" course outlines the basics of interprofessional collaboration for nurses based on the four competencies identified by the IPEC report.

We are currently making updates to this course and will update this page once it is available. Stay tuned! 

Learn more about the lessons we learned when creating this project here.

Interprofessional Team Facilitation Course - 1 CE

One hour of continuing education contact is available for completing the three-part course. At the end of each module, please print (or save as pdf) the completion certificate. Send all three certificates as an email attachment to You will need to include your name, email address, and license number for the final continuing education certificate to be issued. After taking the course, you must also complete a short evaluation SURVEY HERE.

Cost: Free

The objectives of this three-part series are:

  1. Learn general facilitation skills

  2. Learn how to address common facilitation challenges

  3. Know the characteristics of an established interprofessional team

  4. Know the role of the facilitator in relation to other team members

  5. Learn techniques to use infrequently encountered situations

  6. Understand the unique characteristics of an ad hoc interprofessional team

  7. Learn the additional skills needed to facilitate an ad hoc team

Continuing education contact hours for these programs are provided by Ferris State University School of Nursing, as an approved provider of continuing education credits by the Michigan Board of Nursing. R338.10602G

This three-part course is available to complete in ACEMAPP. Simply log in or create an account to get started. Then, visit the ACEMAPP library and search for the courses using the "interprofessional" tag. 

The course names are:

  • Introduction to Facilitation

  • Facilitating Established Teams

  • Facilitating Ad Hoc Teams

These courses were developed with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and are intended to increase the understanding of interprofessional teamwork. Your participation in this short survey will provide us the valuable feedback needed to be sure that we are creating content relevant to Michigan's nursing workforce.

Supporting Documents:

IPEC Report

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