NR 599 Week 2: Pre TANIC Self-Assessment and Reflection Post




The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health in this week’s Learning Resources indicates there are 3 million members of the nursing profession in the United States, composing the largest segment of health care workers. As the health care field continues to evolve, nurses with advanced degrees are likely to fulfill leadership roles and work collaboratively with other health care professionals to improve access to care and promote quality. The AACN and the IOM stress the importance of intra- and interprofessional collaboration.

In this week’s media presentation, “The Professional Role of the DNP Prepared Nurse,” Dr. Stanley, Dr. Stefan, and Dr. Beechinor discuss the value of intra- and interprofessional collaboration across the spectrum of health care delivery. Dr. Beechinor also speaks about the benefits of engaging in collaboration during a doctoral program, and how this can aid students as they prepare for new professional roles. The experts also discuss why collaboration is essential for nursing research.

To prepare:

  • With information from the Learning Resources in mind, consider the value of intra- and interprofessional collaborative practice in professional practice and as you engage in your doctoral studies. What opportunities do you see for engaging in intra- and interprofessional collaborative practice?

By Day 3

Post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

  • Evaluate the value of intra- and interprofessional collaborative practice as a DNP or PhD prepared nurse and how it may impact your role.
  • Provide at least two detailed examples to support your response.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.


By Day 6

Respond to at least two of your colleagues, sharing additional insights into how new roles for the doctorally prepared nurse require intra- and interprofessional collaboration.

Submission and Grading Information

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 3 Discussion Rubric


Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6

To participate in this Discussion:

Week 3 Discussion


Courtney Jones

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Collaboration with others is essential in health care without discrimination of title or job compacity. Nurses prepared at the doctoral level must be able to work and consider the opinions of other healthcare team members. Vega and Bernard (2016) assert interprofessional collaboration (IPC) is defined by multiple healthcare workers from various professional backgrounds working together to achieve the optimal level of patient care. Doctorally prepared nurses strive to increase knowledge and work towards the better good of society. IPC encourages greater communication between a diverse group of professional leading to fewer health care errors and sentinel events (Vega & Benard, 2016).INTRA- AND INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE NURS 8000

The Institute of Medicine (2010b) suggests as leaders nurses must create a partnership with other health disciplines through collaboration to cultivate change.  As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), I work very closely with psychologists and therapists. As a PMHNP, I often collaborate with psychologists for disease-specific testing to help guide my treatment planning. Likewise, it is also essential for me to collaborate with therapists to monitor the progress of a patient’s ability to use adaptive coping skills. As a nurse pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), I will continue to work closely with psychologists and therapists to help my specific patient population achieve their optimal outcome. I believe upon completion of the DNP program I will have a greater appreciation of the input of other disciplines.

DNP-prepared nurses must also be able to collaborate within their own discipline.  Intraprofessional collaboration not only helps with promoting optimal outcomes but it encourages personal growth, Intraprofessional collaboration is achieved when nursing hierarchies are addressed, nurses have a clear understanding of their role, and are allowed to practice to their full scope (as cited in Lanshear, 2019). Nurses who have a clear understanding of their role and work to their full scope of practice promote intraprofessional collaboration and higher team functioning leading to an enhanced health care system ( as cited in Lanshear, 2019).

Personally, I work with nurses educated at the undergraduate level as well as nursing support professionals. As a nurse pursuing a doctoral degree, I plan to ensure each nursing discipline has a clear understanding of their role as well as a clear understanding of my role, so high team functioning is achieved. For example, the certified medical assistance will understand he or she is the first person the patient encounters and that their role of collecting vitals is equally as important as the registered nurse’s job duty of collecting pertinent history. As a nurse seeking a DNP degree, I will encourage clarity and communication within my discipline to improve healthcare outcomes.



Bernard, A. and Vega, C.P. (2016). Interprofessional collaboration to Improve health care: An Introduction. Retrieved from,providers%20consider%20each%20other%27s%20perspective%2C

Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2010b). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health {Report brief]. Retrieved from

Lanshear, S. ( 2019). Intraprofessional collaboration: timing is everything. Retrieved from


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1 year ago

Margaret Harvey Walden Instructor Manager

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You have some really good examples of these types of collaboration and how you will continue to collaborate once you earn your degree. By implementing interprofessional collaboration and learning to work together and respecting one another’s perspectives in how we approach healthcare, we can strive to work more effectively as teams to help improve patient outcomes. I think we sometimes forget that healthcare is very dependent on many different disciples working together. Nursing research demonstrates that patient outcomes, the cost of healthcare delivery, and the quality of patient care, are all optimized when professionals from various disciplines work together toward a shared goal, with the focus being on the patient.

It does not sound that difficult to collaborate together to me. Yet when I really stop and think about it, and the fact that every discipline went to a college to seek a specific specialty, whether that is nursing school, pharmacy school, medical school, physical therapy or occupational therapy school—each of the disciplines was really immersed in a solitary perspective. Realizing that, it can be a real feat to get everyone working toward the same goal and collaborating. I think the fact that we all identify ourselves as being an integral part of the team who works toward patient wellness and care, allows up to work together to ensure patient outcomes are good.

Working together is supposed to decrease patient costs and reduce inefficiencies. Have you seen a different in the willingness to collaborate based on the team member’s educational level? How would you handle someone you supervised who did not want to collaborate with other disciplines?

Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed reading your post!

Dr. Harvey