Readiness for interprofessional education among healthcare students in Oman: Results of a cross-sectional survey

Adhari AlZaabi*, Huda Al-Noumani, Khaled AlOmari

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Interprofessional education (IPE) is a promising educational strategy to strengthen the healthcare system in Oman. This study aimed to evaluate the perception and readiness of nursing and medical students for IPE in Oman. Students enrolled in medical and nursing programs at Sultan Qaboos University were invited to participate in this study by completing the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS). A total of 390 (180 nursing and 210 medical) students completed the survey. The RIPLS scores of nursing and medical students were high. Medical students had significantly higher scores in the Negative Professional Identity subscale. Gender and GPA correlated with total scores. Medical and nursing students demonstrated positive perceptions and readiness for IPE. Efforts should be directed to facilitate its implementation in the curriculum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)754-757
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 3 2023


  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Oman
  • Students, Health Occupations
  • Students, Medical

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