Date of Conferral
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
When an inexperienced nurse project manager is assigned to serve as a project manager for health information technology (HIT) tools, there is increased risk the project will not be completed on time, within budget, and in scope. An identified business need at a large military treatment facility was an educational tool to bridge the gap between nursing informatics and project management. The scholarly project was a Nursing Informatics Project Management Guidebook, which served as an educational tool to increase nurses' knowledge to serve in the HIT project manager role. With a quality improvement methodology, the outcome and impact sequence logic model was applied as the framework. The target population was the Clinical Informatics Sub-Committee, which was a multidisciplinary working group. The Nursing Informatics Project Management Guidebook included an introduction to nursing informatics, project management standards, 9 current scholarly articles, and links to professional organizations. There was also an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a nursing informatics project manager throughout the 5 acquisition lifecycle processes, which includes initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing. Finally, essential terms were defined to assist in the completion of the assigned project on time, within budget, and in scope. An implication for positive social change was increased knowledge for nurses to serve as a HIT project manager, which advances the nursing profession with informed nurses to serve in the leadership position among multidisciplinary groups.