Project Management for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Project Management for the Advanced Practice Nurse

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Describes the fundamentals of project management in nursing language While many books exist on project management in healthcare, most are written from the perspective of upper hospital leadership. This is first resource to encompass the specific knowledge base and skills required for graduate-level nurses and students to effectively perform the duties of a project manager. Based on proven project management principles, the text defines concepts in a way that APNs and DNPs can better understand and enables them to apply terminology and processes used in the business operations side of a healthcare organization. The book describes the fundamentals of project design step-by-step, from needs assessment through project closing. It provides detailed examples of tools used by project managers, describes how to apply these tools in the management of a complex healthcare work environment, and identifies key concepts critical to project success. The text demonstrates how APNs can harness the skills and organizational frameworks they already use to manage patient care and outcomes to improve systems care and implement change in complex medical systems. It describes in depth the five basic concepts of project management, including basics of monitoring timelines, design and planning, implementation, monitoring and control, and project closing. The book also discusses a variety of roles available to APNs including sample job descriptions requiring project management skills. Written in a clear and accessible format, the text is replete with practical examples demonstrating how current APNs and DNPs can utilize and apply project management skills as they implement a project at work or prepare a practicum assignment for graduation. Key Features: Encompasses the knowledge base and skills required specifically for APN project management Describes fundamentals of project design from start to finish Based in proven project management concepts defined in terminology familiar to APNs Includes practical examples from a variety of roles to guide the novice project manager Provide key information to help the transition from bedside nurse to APN leaderCarolyn Sipes, PhD, RN-BC, CNS, APN, PMP, is an associate professor at Chamberlain College of Nursing, and the ... on 23 EMR implementations over 12 years for such companies as HealthLink, Healthcare Informatics Associates, Inc.

Title:Project Management for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Author:Dr. Carolyn Sipes, PhD, CNS, APN, PMP, RN-BC
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2015-09-28


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