Teddie M. Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN

Clinical Associate Professor
Specialty Coordinator Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership, School of Nursing

Teddie M. Potter

Contact Info

tmpotter@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-2881

Fax 612-625-7091

Office Address:
6-181 Weaver Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
6-181 Weaver Densford Hall
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Clinical Associate Professor
Specialty Coordinator Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership
, School of Nursing

Director of Inclusivity and Diversity, School of Nursing

Appointed member of the University of Minnesota Bias Response Team


PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies (Humanities, Transformative Studies), 2010

MS, University of Minnesota (Nursing Higher Education), 1999

BSN, St. Olaf College (Nursing), 1979

Advanced Equity and Diversity Certificate

LEAD Certificate

Internationalizing the Curriculum Certificate and Fellow

TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer

Summary

Teddie Potter PhD, RN, FAAN has a rich practice history including over thirty years in home care and nursing education. She has also shown a long-term commitment to diversity and inclusivity, studying factors that help diverse students succeed in nursing school and teaching healing traditions of our diverse community. Dr. Potter is Executive Editor for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies; a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal promoting interdisciplinary collaboration as a solution for solving society’s grand challenges. Dr. Potter has spoken nationally and internationally about partnership-based health care and the BASE of Nursing, new theories to guide nursing practice, education, and research. She co-authored the award winning book, Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Health Care. This book equips nurses to be full partners, ready to lead necessary change to advance the health of all nations.

Expertise

Partnership and collaboration

Leadership and innovation

Diversity and Inclusivity

Systems Thinking

Design Thinking

Awards & Recognition

- 2016 University of Minnesota Graduate Student Advising Award 

- 2015 Capstone International Nursing Book Award 

- 2015 Induction as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing 

- 2015 Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award 

- 2014 AJN Book of the Year Award: Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Health Care (Eisler & Potter, 2014)

Professional Associations

  • Co-operative Membership:
    Population Health and Systems

Additional Scholarly Activities:

Executive Editor, Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, an open access online peer-reviewed journal hosted by the University of Minnesota. Our mission is to be the essential anthology for scholarly writing about cultural transformation and partnership. We encourage interdisciplinary contributions from both scholars and practitioners worldwide to explore and promote the partnership paradigm of mutual respect, social and economic justice, leadership, and gender and environmental balance, through research,

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Partnership-Based Health Care
  • Collaborative Online International Learning
  • Interdisciplinary teaching, practice, and research

Publications

Selected Publications:

  • Divakaran, B., Lembeck, S., Kerr, R., Calmus, H., & Potter, T. (2016). Nurses see 'the big picture': Addressing climate change as a social determinant of global health. Creative Nursing (in press)

  • Siddons, N., & Potter, T. (2016). Improving interdisciplinary relationships in primary care with the implementation of teamSTEPPS. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 3(1), article 6. Available at http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/ijps/vol3/iss1/6
  • Potter, T. (2015). Partnership: Imaging a new model in health care. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 34(2), 57-62. 
  • Potter, T. (2015). To move health care to health caring: A conversation with Julie Kennedy Oehlert, DNP, RN. Creative Nursing, 21(1), 30-37.
  • Potter, T., & Koehn, K. (2015). Making the choice clear: Partnership and domination examples from nursing practice. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 2(2).
  • Eisler, R., & Potter, T. (2014). Breaking down the hierarchies: Riane Eisler and Teddie Potter argue that nursing needs a new organizational model built on collaborative teams. Nursing Management, 21(5), 12-12. doi.org/10.7748/nm.21.5.12.s13
  • Eisler, R., & Potter, T. M. (2014). Transforming interprofessional partnerships: A new framework for nursing and partnership-based health care. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International.
  • Kreitzer, M., & Koithan. (2014). Chapter 31: Pre-licensure nursing education for integrative nursing by Potter, T., Halcon, L., and Rowan, M. in Integrative Nursing. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Potter, T. M., Eisler, R., Lewis-Hunstiger, M. (2014). Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 1(1). Article 1. Available at: http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/ijps/vol1/iss1/1
  • Potter, T. (2014). Partnership-based health care: Suggestions for effective application. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 1(1). Article 8. Available at: http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/ijps/vol1/iss1/8
  • Potter, T. (2014). Partnership-based health care: Inviting the full potential of medical homes. Medical Home News, 6(11), 1-7.
  • Potter, T., & Singh, V. (2013). Nursing by design: A non-dualistic approach to learning. Science and Non-duality Conference Proceedings.
  • Potter, T. (2013). Transdisciplinarity: An innovative approach to nursing knowledge. Creative Nursing, 19(2), 64-69.
  • Potter, T. (2012). From the guest editor: Educating for partnering. Creative Nursing, 18(2), 47-49.
  • Potter, T. (2012). Partnership nursing: Recovering lost threads of the nursing story. Creative Nursing, 18(2), 50-56.
  • Potter, T. (2012). Shifting the paradigm: A conversation with Riane Eisler, JD. Creative Nursing, 18(3), 126-134. P
  • Potter, T. (2009). Transition to practice: Pregraduation work-based summer internships. NCSBN Leader to Leader, 5-6. Retrieved from https://www.ncsbn.org/leader-to-leader_Spring08.pd...
  • Potter, T. & Peden-McAlpine, C. (2002). How expert home care nurses recognize early client status changes. Home Healthcare Nurse, 20(1), 43-50.

Books

  • Eisler, R., & Potter, T. M. (2014). Transforming interprofessional partnerships: A new framework for nursing and partnership-based health care. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International.

Chapters in a Book

  • Kreitzer, M., & Koithan. (2014). Chapter 31: Pre-licensure nursing education for integrative nursing by Potter, T., Halcon, L., and Rowan, M. in Integrative Nursing. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Gaugler, J. E., Potter, T., & Pruinelli, L. (2014). Partnering with family caregivers. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 30(3), 493-515.

Selected Presentations:

INVITED INTERNATIONAL

  • TEAMSTEPPS MASTER TRAINING (May, 2016) Reykjavik, Iceland, Two Day Master Training Course for staff of Landspitali University of Iceland Hospital
  • 3M HEALTH CARE ACADEMY: I.V. LEADERSHIP SUMMIT (April, 2015), Prague, Czech Republic, Keynote: “Partnership-Based Health Care: Leading a Culture Change that Promotes Quality, Safety, and Improved Outcomes”
  • NORTH AMERICAN ICELANDIC LEAGUE Annual Conference (May, 2015), Breakout: “International Nursing Leadership, an Immersion in Iceland”
  • INTERNATIONAL NURSING ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE (November, 2014) Dallas, Texas Panel presentation: “Predictive and Visualization Analytics, Big Data, Polarity & Partnerships – Your Future Depends On It”
  • SIGMA THETA TAU 25TH INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONGRESS (July, 2014) Hong Kong, China, Plenary: “Applying Principles of Caring to Entire Systems.”
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENT NURSE LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM (May, 2014), Reykjavik, Iceland, Plenary: “The BASE of Nursing Practice: Promoting Nurses as Full Partners in Interprofessional Practice”
  • 3M INTERNATIONAL INTRAVENOUS SUMMIT (April, 2014) Minneapolis, MN, Plenary: “Shifting the Nursing Paradigm Toward Partnership”

INVITED NATIONAL

  • 3M SUSTAINABILITY IN HEALTH CARE SUMMIT (September, 2016), Breakout: “Partnership: Creating a Culture of Sustainability”
  • BARRY UNIVERSITY (June, 2016), Day-long workshop: Interprofessional Partnerships: The Theory and Science Behind Full Engagement”
  • IOWA HEALTHCARE COLLABORATIVE (March, 2016), Keynote: “The Power of Partnership-Based Health Care”
  • HRSA WEBINAR (Invited by Region VIII Federal Partners) (July, 2015), Lecture: “Eliminating Health Disparities with Partnership-Based Health Care”
  • TRI-REGULATOR SYMPOSIUM: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF STATE BOARDS OF NURSING, PHARMACY, AND MEDICINE, Washington, DC (October, 2015), Plenary: “Successful Team Building and the Challenges We Face”
  • AMERICAN ASSEMBLY FOR MEN IN NURSING, Minneapolis, MN (September, 2015), Plenary: “Partnerships: Essential Foundation for Effective Interprofessional Practice”
  • Potter, T. (2013, August). Intentionally transforming health care: A partnership approach. Presentation at the Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association.
  • Potter, T. (2013, June). Partnership: An essential paradigm for effective interprofessional collaboration. Presentation at Collaborating Across Borders IV. Vancouver, BC.
  • Potter, T. (2012, September). Shifting the nursing paradigm: Creating passion through partnership. Presentation at the Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing (MOLN).
  • Potter, T. (2012, July). Belonging and connecting: The importance of nursing history for today’s students. Presentation at Sigma Theta Tau 23rd International Research Congress. 
  • Brisbane, Australia.
  • Potter, T. (2012, February). Creating a Culture of Inclusivity: An Evidence-based Approach. Presentation at HealthForce Minnesota's Inclusivity Conference.
  • Potter, T. (2011, March). Honoring the Past, Connecting the Present, Shaping the Future. Presentation at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Gender Studies Conference.
  • Potter, T. (2010, April). Shifting our Paradigm towards Partnership. Presentation at Minnesota Health Educator's Conference.
  • Potter, T. (2010, March). Sustainable Health Care: Planting Seeds of a New Paradigm. Presentation at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Sustainability Across the Continuum Conference.
  • Potter, T. (2010, February). Partnership Strategies to Help Non-Native English Speakers Test Successfully. Presentation at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Webinar.
  • Potter, T. (2010). The History of Nursing in Fundamental Textbooks: Challenging the Embedded Ideology. Paper presented at the International Perspectives on the History of Nursing, Royal Holloway University of London, UK.
  • Potter, T. (2010). Recovering Lost Threads of the Story of Nursing: Illuminating Patterns of Partnership. Poster presented at the International Perspectives on the History of Nursing, Royal Holloway University of London, UK.
  • Potter, T. (2009, September). Bushmen Healers of the Kalahari: Perspectives on healing and renewal. Keynote speaker at the Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association.
  • Potter, T. (2009, September). Nursing Diverse Students to Success. Keynote Speaker at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities: Helping Diverse Nursing Students Succeed Conference.
  • Potter, T. (2009). The Healing Philosophy of the Bushmen Healers of the Kalahari. Breakout session at the University of Minnesota and Lifescience Foundation Ways of Knowing Conference.
  • Potter, T. (2009). Partnership: The Heart of Nursing Care. Breakout session at the Minnesota State College and University Annual ITeach Conference.
  • Potter, T. (2005). Decrease the Nursing Shortage through Adequate Pay Compensation of Nursing Faculty. Breakout session at the APHA (American Public Health Association) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Potter, T. (2004). Complementary and Alternative Therapies: a Necessary Component of Today’s Nursing Curriculum. Keynote speaker at the Minnesota Health Educators Annual Conference.
  • Potter, T. (2004). Use of Journaling to Enrich Student Learning. Breakout session at the Minnesota Health Educators Annual Conference. 

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Interprofessional and interdisciplinary education; Collaboration and partnership; Equity and Diversity

Teaching Areas

  • Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice, Health Innovation and Leadership
  • Grand Challenge Course 3010/5010: The Global Climate Challenge - Creating an Empowered Movement for Change