DNP Team Projects: A Reflection of Team Science

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  • Background: Concern has been raised related to the rigor of DNP team projects due to the potential lack of individual opportunity for growth. However, team science, the scientific collaboration conducted by more than one individual in an interdependent fashion, is becoming standard practice for scientific inquiry and dissemination. DNP team projects provide an opportunity to demonstrate competencies related to collaboration, communication, organization, planning, reliability, accountability and acknowledgement of other opinions, expertise, and contributions. Faculty working with student teams may encounter challenges related to team dynamics and individual student evaluation. Thoughtful application of team science principles can assist in minimizing these challenges. Method: The purpose of this paper is to describe two school’s combined experiences and lessons learned in application of team science to DNP team projects. Conclusion: When undertaken with an informed and organized approach, DNP team projects are an ideal strategy to enhance collaborative skills and position nurse leaders to positively impact health outcomes.
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    Author List

  • Collins A; Hess MA; Hallman MG; Johnson K; Harris L; Petty A; Roussel L
  • Start Page

  • 123
  • End Page

  • 128
  • Volume

  • 15
  • Issue

  • 2