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Immunization Projects

Immunization Projects

APTR has a long history of working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center on Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), to develop and enhance educational and training programs around immunizations.  Since 1990, APTR has partnered with CDC NCIRD and other professional organizations to assess immunization training needs of health professionals and develop appropriate programs, publications workshops, presentations, articles, and websites based on those assessments.

Teaching Immunization for Medical Education

The TIME modules provide ready-to-use instructional materials that can be integrated into existing medical curricula. The case-based modules are designed to encourage active, small-group learning, use modest amounts of faculty and learner time and are objective-driven.  The materials provide learning objectives, key teaching points, and resources.

The modules include:

  • Vaccine indications and contraindications
  • Immunization schedules
  • Recommendations on efficient ways to increase vaccination levels

Immunization Resources for Undergraduate Nursing

In 2015, it became clear that the recent climate around immunizations, advancements in teaching methods for health professions education, and the practice of nursing called for enhanced immunization resources for training and education of nurses. APTR and CDC initiated the Immunization Resources for Undergraduate Nursing Education (IRUN) project to offer teaching resources to increase immunization content in undergraduate nursing curricula and ensure a future nursing workforce that supports the Healthy People 2030 objectives.  


The Healthy People 2030 objectives associated with the IRUN 

PHI-R05 - Monitor the education of the public health workforce, including degrees conferred, schools and programs of public health and related disciplines, and cirricula

Immunization Objectives

IRUN Curriculum Framework:
A Guide to Integrating Content in Prelicensure Nursing Practice

The IRUN Framework serves as a guide for nursing faculty on integrating immunization content into a curriculum. Faculty are encouraged to assess existing curricula and incorporate appropriate elements. The Framework covers foundational topics, it does not provide instructions for teaching immunization in an academic setting.

APTR-CDC Webinar Recording: A Framework for Integrating Immunization Education into Prelicensure Nursing Programs
Log into the AACN website to access this free webinar. This webinar will present the new curriculum framework and associated resources to increase immunization content in undergraduate nursing curricula and ensure a future nursing workforce that supports the Healthy People 2020 immunization objectives. Faculty were encouraged to assess their existing curricula and incorporate elements of the framework and resources, including case studies, PowerPoint presentations, and simulation scripts.

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