Calling all faculty who seek to better prepare students for clinical, internship, or workplace experiences! We have a new CoP for you!New Community of Practice: Practical Strategies to Prepare Students for Professional Experiences

The purpose of this CoP is to develop creative ways to elevate students’ skills and readiness prior to clinical or internship experiences by developing scenarios, simulations, and hands-on demonstrations to enhance student learning through practice in a comfortable and supervised setting.

This group will generate ways to develop workplace ready skills that career programs promote, and CoP members will gain confidence that their classroom instruction will transfer to safe and professional conduct in the workplace setting.

Students will gain knowledge, higher skill levels, improved critical thinking, and increased readiness as they develop, apply, and refine knowledge and skills in a realistic clinical situation or workplace setting prior to clinical or internship experiences. These strategies will also better prepare students to apply higher level critical thinking in classroom testing and unexpected workplace situations.

Please contact the Academy ( or Mary Horstman ( if you are interested.