Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2022



Franklin University, a leader in educating working adults, formed an academic practice partnership with OhioHealth. Integrating the OhioHealth Change Management Model (CM) into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program marks a deviation from a theory-based project to a more theory-to-practice model for managing organizational change. The CM provides leadership-driven DNP students with access to an innovative, real-world approach to prepare to transform organizations, systems, and healthcare through evidence-based interventions.


The CM is a novel, goals-focused, data-driven approach used to manage people while implementing evidence-based practice, policy, or business change in an organization. The model includes Identifying executive leaders and stakeholders and building a change plan. This presentation discusses how using this model during an organizational change will contribute to the successful implementation of DNP evidence-based practice projects.

Methods or Processes/Procedures

A five-goal, three-phase approach to managing organizational change, the innovative OhioHealth CM focuses on the emotional and psychological impacts of the process, tools, and techniques necessary to address managing people during change. The focus is on creating change by communicating the purpose and value.


The CM follows an organized, structured approach that increases adoption and benefits to the organization. The model inspires and stimulates interprofessional collaboration and follows the course of change in an organization using surveys and tools to course correct as needed.

Conclusions/Implications for Practice

CM will help drive adoption and sustainability for projects. The model enables students to recognize, categorize and drive change efforts that will enable them to achieve their project targets and position them for success in the ever-changing world of healthcare. The CM supports the plan, do, study, and act framework for quality improvement. Summary recommendations. Integration of the OhioHealth CM components as part of the DNP project will maximize the likelihood of the organization adopting the change.


College of Health and Public Administration

Academic Department


Publication or Event Title

American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2023 Doctoral Education Conference

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Other Nursing Commons



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