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Leading Interprofessional Teams



The purpose of this discussion (Leading interprofessional teams) is to explore your interprofessional collaboration skills to sustain a practice change project, manage conflict, and apply a professional practice model effectively.


DNP-prepared nurses typically lead and manage interprofessional teams, departments, divisions, and healthcare organizations. Refer to the interactive exercise from this week’s lesson and respond to ONLY ONE of the following:

  1. Determine what strategy you can envision using as a DNP-prepared nurse to sustain project improvements through intra- and interprofessional collaboration.
  2. Using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode model, describe your typical reactionary style of conflict management and what you need to develop to deal with conflict in a collaborating mode, as guided by one of the interprofessional collaboration models.
  3. Propose how a professional practice model might overcome barriers to leading a practice change project in an interprofessional environment.
  4. Leading interprofessional teams

Construct your responses using the CARE Plan method.

Please click on the following link to review the DNP Discussion Guidelines on the Student Resource Center program page:

Program Competencies

This discussion enables the student to meet the following program competencies:

  1. Applies organizational and system leadership skills to affect systemic changes in corporate culture and to promote continuous improvement in clinical outcomes. (PO 6)
  1. Appraises current information systems and technologies to improve health care. (POs 6, 7)
  1. Creates a supportive organizational culture for flourishing collaborative teams to facilitate clinical disease prevention and promote population health at all system levels. (PO 8)

Course Outcomes

Leading Interprofessional Teams

This discussion enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

Leading interprofessional teams

  1. Compare and contrast theories of organizational behavior and leadership. (PCs 2, 4; PO6)
  1. Investigate the role of advanced nursing practice in innovation and transformation to propose solutions impacting healthcare systems. (PCs 2, 4; PO 6)
  1. Differentiate attributes of effective leaders and followers in influencing healthcare. (PCs 2, 4; PO 6)
  1. Assimilate attributes for interprofessional collaboration across healthcare settings. (PC 6; PO 8)
  2. APA Format
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