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Project Management for the Advanced Practice Nurse Second Edition

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Project Management for the Advanced Practice Nurse Second Edition

SKU# 9780826161956

Author: Carolyn Sipes PhD, CNS, APRN, RN-BC, PMP, NEA-BC, FAAN



Provides a unique framework for effective project management skills in nursing

This is the only resource designed to teach graduate-level nursing students the skills they need to be effective project managers. Using practical case examples and proven tips, the text presents step-by-step strategies for applying project management skills in varied settings and describes how to identify key concepts critical to project success. The second edition delivers new content to reflect the changing roles and responsibilities of today’s APRN and is consistent with project management concepts defined by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Nurses Association (ANA). Case scenarios are Included in each chapter to reinforce practical applications, along with critical thinking questions and activities. New to the second edition is coverage of Quality Improvement Projects as they relate to the DNP project.

The text addresses all phases of basic project management so that nursing professionals of all levels can easily apply proven processes to clinical practice. Examples and explanations of each step in the project management process are included along with the added benefit of differentiating terminology used in business operations from that of nursing professionals.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Delivers new content to reflect roles and responsibilities of today’s APRN, Nurse Executive, and other specialty roles that benefit from the organizing framework project management provides
  • Reflects management concepts designated by the AONE and ANA Standards of Practice
  • Includes case scenarios in each chapter to reinforce understanding of practical applications
  • Provides critical thinking questions and activities in each chapter
  • Covers Quality Improvement Projects as they relate to the DNP project
  • Key Features:

  • Presents the foundations of project management, with specific examples from a variety of roles to guide the novice project manager
  • Provides content specifically designed for the APRN and NE
  • Underscores the similarities and differences between the project management and nursing processes
  • Promotes the transition from bedside nurse to APRNs in leadership roles
  • Addresses a variety of roles for the APRN
  • Serves as a primary text for nursing informatics programs, project management courses, and as a resource for MSN Capstones and DNP projects

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 28, 2019
  • Page Count 200
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826161956
  • EISBN 9780826161963

About The Author(s) 

Carolyn Sipes, PhD, RN-BC, CNS, APN, PMP, is an associate professor at Chamberlain College of Nursing, and the subject matter expert (SME) for MSN Nursing Informatics Specialty Track. Dr. Sipes has more than 30 years’ experience in management, as a director and in other nurse executive leadership positions, while also teaching part time. At the executive level, she worked as a consultant for implementations of electronic medical records (EMRs) at companies such as IBM, where she was involved in work on the iSOFT pilot project in England with the National Health System (NHS). It was here she achieved her project management professional (PMP) certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI). She also is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Nursing Informatics (RN-BC) and holds a PhD, as well as clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and advanced practice nursing (APN) licenses. She also holds eight Epic certifications for clinical EHR implementations.

Dr. Sipes has worked as a senior/principal consultant on 23 EMR implementations over 12 years for such companies as HealthLink, Healthcare Informatics Associates, Inc. (HIA), Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, to name a few. Dr. Sipes is the president, CEO, and founder of the Center for EHR Program Management, LLC, a consulting company for the implementations of EHRs.

Dr. Sipes started her nursing career as a BSN, working in neurology/neurosurgery, then completed her MSN and CNS while working in home care in Chicago, then as a pediatric AIDS CNS and as a NIH study coordinator for pediatric AIDS. She received an NIH fellowship to complete her doctoral studies in HIV/AIDS at Rush University, Chicago. During this time she also worked as a director of outcomes research and designed the Medical Outcomes System Assessment tool (MOS) used to evaluate physical functional assessments for subacute care organizations. Her dissertation on male caregivers who provided care for their partners with HIV/AIDS has been published and updated numerous times. During this time she also served as the vice president of an HIV/AIDs clinic in Chicago. After completing her doctorate, she worked as a research scientist for a major pharmaceutical company where she designed the Tolerability of Medication Assessment tool (TOMA). The research conducted using this tool was presented at the World AIDS Conference in Barcelona, Spain.

Dr. Sipes began designing and teaching informatics courses while consulting as a full-time senior project manager/director. These experiences led her to teaching informatics full time at the master’s and doctoral levels. She has also published and presented, nationally and internationally, more than 19 nursing informatics and project management topics including webinars for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, over the past 3 years.