Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)



First Advisor

Joyce P. Miller DNP,RN


The World Health Organization emphasizes the importance of interprofessional collaboration, which occurs when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients, families, caregivers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care. As the blood and marrow transplant (BMT) practice continues to grow at a large Midwestern hospital, the need for improved interprofessional collaboration between the hospital-based nurses and the mrse coordinators in the outpatient clinic was apparent. Using Newman's theoretical framework of nurse-patient relationship, person-environment interaction, and rurses being fully present, the BMT partnership group was formed. An interdisciplinary group consisting of the hospital-based nurses and the nurse coordinators began meeting monthly to increase interprofessional collaboration and explore ways to make the patients' transplant process more efficient. Through the use of relationship based interactions and enhanced interprofessional collaboration, the patients' experience through the transplant process became seamless, ultimately improving patient satisfaction.


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