Every profession allows for inter-disciplinary and intra-disciplinary collaboration. This is significant in ensuring provision of quality services to clients. It also ensures that professionals keep relevant information regarding their progress. This is similar to nursing profession, which collaborates with numerous professionals. Collaboration helps nurses to remain relevant in their profession through constant re-evaluation of tasks. Therefore, it is essential that nurses work in accordance with acceptable nursing standards. This can only be achieved through collaboration with other disciplines as well as collaboration within the discipline of nursing (Walden University, 2011, p. 1).
Intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaboration
Intra disciplinary collaboration involves interaction with professionals from other disciplines in care giving among other tasks. For instance, nurses interact with professional from financial department, procurement department, among other specialists with the aim of providing quality services to their clients. Moreover, they do this to ensure that they remain relevant in their profession. On the other hand, intra-disciplinary collaboration involves interaction within the same discipline of nursing. This kind of collaboration is quite rampant and necessary because nurses share many responsibilities. These include leadership and multitasking, which requires each nurse to be well conversant with other tasks within the profession. This forces them to interact with the view of sharing ideas and working closely for the benefit of patients.
Value of collaboration
Intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaboration is important to nurses in many ways. Firstly, it ensures that DNP graduates learn to put into practice their new skills, which involves interacting with other professionals in various tasks. These include leadership roles, which combine professionals from different disciplines as well as within the discipline. Other tasks include evidence-based research, which involves researchers from other disciplines. In essence, it is quite significant for nurses to interact both within and outside their disciplines because it ensures that they apply what is learnt from DNP program (Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2006, p. 1).
Opportunities for nurses involved in collaboration
Numerous opportunities come with intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaboration. For instance, DNP graduates are specially trained to occupy leadership positions, which involve management of operations involving professionals from different disciplines. This is also essential in research programs where DNP graduates take leading roles in collaborating with other professionals to conduct research successfully. Essentially, DNP program graduates have many opportunities, which come with their ability to interact effectively with other professionals.
For instance, since I am the director of Nursing for a center that deals in plastic and constructive surgery, I meet different professionals such as surgeons who conduct plastic surgery on our clients. This ensures that I meet different disciplinary teams from different organizations who come to help improve quality of services in our organization. Additionally, I offer leadership to these individuals from different disciplines. Therefore, I gain greatly from DNP program to improve my services and interaction with different professionals. Furthermore, my role as an advocate for patients has also brought me close to different stakeholders, which include civil right activists, social health workers, among other professionals from different organizations (Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2006, p. 1).
Inter-disciplinary and intra-disciplinary collaboration is significant to all nurses in the profession. In fact, it ensures that nurses are relevant in their daily activities. Moreover, it provides them with the ability to share their skills as well as apply them in different disciplines. As a director of nursing, I have gained greatly form interaction with professionals from different disciplines as well as those from the discipline.
Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) (2006). Essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice. Web.
Walden University (2011). Student publications: Vision, mission, and goals. Web.