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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.

  • 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 formed the Immunization Resources for Undergraduate Nursing Education (IRUN) committee to offer recommendations on how to increase immunization content in undergraduate nursing curricula and ensure a future nursing workforce that supports the Healthy People 2020 initiative‚Äôs immunization objectives.   

  • IRUN Curriculum Framework: A Guide to Integrating Content in Prelicensure Nursing Practice [Link]
    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.
  • NEW! APTR-CDC Webinar Recording: A Framework for Integrating Immunization Education into Prelicensure Nursing Programs [Link]
    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.
  • IRUN Case Studies [To be released in June 2020]
    The case studies can be used to meet the needs of diverse curricula. An individual scenario may be inserted into a presentation to emphasize a teaching point or an entire set may be used for a class.

 

 

 

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