Date of Submission

Fall 12-17-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Dr. Elena Capella

Second Advisor

Dr. Jonalyn Wallace



Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this literature review is to examine the potential value for an interprofessional education program to increase novice nurse awareness of case management in heart failure.

Primary Practice Setting: Acute care healthcare settings involving novice nurses.

Findings/Conclusions: Evidence demonstrates that interprofessional collaboration on transitional care interventions for HF patients reduces 30-day readmissions. Implementation of an interprofessional education program for novice nurses can be an effective intervention to decrease readmissions by increasing knowledge of the nurse case manager role and development of interprofessional relationships.

Implications for Case Management Practice: Increased awareness of heart failure case management is important for novice nurses. Understanding the nurse case manager role and early interprofessional collaboration can improve patient health outcomes among the heart failure population. Therefore, an education program to build confidence and strengthen interprofessional partnership in heart failure case management for the novice nurse is warranted.

Keywords: case management, education, heart failure, heart failure readmissions, interprofessional collaboration, novice nurse, nurse case manager, transitional care

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