The Nexus

In 2012, the National Center proposed the concept of a transformational Nexus for Health aimed at intentionally linking health professions education and healthcare systems for interprofessional workforce development of future and current health professionals to simultaneously demonstrate learning, organizational, health and wellbeing outcomes. 


Updated from 2012 University of Minnesota proposal to DHHS-HRSA, 2022


Today, the concept of the Nexus remains intact, with examples of the Nexus embedded throughout programs and institutions nationally and internationally. To learn more about the Nexus, visit 


Living in the Nexus of Practice and Education

Barbara F. Brandt, Founding Director
Christine Arenson, Director
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education


Creating the Nexus: A Public Private Partnership