College of Nursing
Degree ProgramPh.D. Nursing
As professor, Dr. Carolyn has more than 33 years of clinical, research, academic and informatics experience. She has implemented over 23 enterprise projects over the past 11 years both nationally and internationally, including living and managing projects in the UK with the National Health System and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in the UAE.
Concurrently, Dr. Sipes is president and CEO of The Center for EHR Program Management, LLC, a healthcare informatics consulting company. Dr. Sipes’ informatics experience includes senior VP positions at Healthcare Informatics Associates (HIA), Accenture and IBM/HealthLink, and others, certified as a PMP. She is a certified as an Advanced Nurse Executive (NEA - BC) and informatics nursing specialist (RN-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and has taught healthcare informatics for more than 11 years, overall 33 years teaching experience at Assistant, Associate and Professor levels.
As a NIH Fellow, holds a PhD/doctoral degree from Rush University in Chicago, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Northern Ill University. She has taught in the diploma, associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and DNP levels, functioned as a Nursing Informatics (NI) SME, developed informatics courses, and functioned as an NI Specialty coordinator. She is certified in eight Epic clinical applications and ANCC board certification in NI and NEA-BC. In one role as consultant, she developed proprietary informatics competency skill assessments for EHRs. She founded, is President and CEO for The Center for EHR Program Management, LLC. She has published the Project Management for Advance Practice Nurses text as well as numerous other peer-reviewed publications, books and book chapters, presented both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Sipes’ extensive NIH grant-funded research on the execution of care for AIDS patients has been published widely and presented at conferences including the American Nurses Association Biennial Convention. As a research scientist for a pharmaceutical company, she was the principle investigator who designed and developed the TOMA - tolerability of medication assessment instrument and presented the research at International World AIDS in Barcelona. She is an active member of American Medical Informatics Association, American Nurses Informatics Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Project Management Institute and is a founding member of the National Association for Health Services Research Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
NURS 8410 - Best Practices In Nursing Specialties
NURS 8700 - DNP Mentoring
NRUS 8701 - DNP Project Completion
PhD, Rush Universtiy - Chicago, IL United States
MSN, Northern IL University - DeKalb, , IL United States
Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) - MD, MD United States
Nursing Informatics Certification - RN-BC, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) - MD, MD United States
Quality Matters Developoment, Quality Matters - DC, DC
NIH IRB Protecting Human Research Participants, NIH - Bethesda , MD United States
Post-master's Certificate, Chamberlain University - Downers Grove, IL
American Nurses Assoc. NI Scope & Standards 2020, Committee Member - Maryland, United States
American Nursing Informatics Association - Colorado Board - Co-Founder, Vice chair, Chair - Denver
ANA/ANCC Nursing Inforamtics Content Expert Panel, Committee Member - MD, MD
Awards / Honors
FAAN - Fellow of the Academy of Nursing, American Academy of Nursing, 2017
American Nursing Inforamtics Association (ANIA), Colorado Broad Vice Presidetn, American Nursing Inforamtics Association, 2016
DAISY Award, DAISY Foundation, 2016
DAISY Award, DAISY Foundation, 2018
Keynote Speaker; 4th World Congress of Nursing, Valencia, 4th World Congress of Nursing, Valencia, 2018
sipes, c. (2016). Project Management for the Advanced Practice Nurse
sipes, c. (2018). Application of Informatics and Technology in Practice: Competencies, Skills, Decision -Making
sipes, c. (2016). Assessing and Promoting Nursing Informatics (NI) Competencies in the Chamberlain College of Nursing MSN Faculty Journal Informatics Nursing
sipes, c. (2015). Collaboration with AORN to develop the Technology in the OR (TOR) Tool: How Does Technology Affect the Nature of Surgeries for PeriOperative Nurses – A Research Study.
Hebda, T. (2019). Healthcare Information Systems
Toni, H. (2019). Strategic Planning, Project Management, and Health Information Technology Selection.
McGonigle, D. (2015). Nursing Informatics Competencies Assessment Level 3 and Level 4 (NICA L3/L4).
sipes, c. (2016). Operationalizing the TANIC and NICAL3/L4 Tools to Improve Informatics Competencies
sipes, c. (2016). Project Management: Essential Skills of Nurse Informaticists
sipes, c. (2017). The Health Information Technology Competencies Tool: Does It Translate for Nursing Informatics in the United States?. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
sipes, c. (2017). Using Virtual Learning Environment/Second Life to Acquire and Advance Nursing Informatics Knowledge and Skills: Students and Faculty
sipes, c. (2019). Project Management for the advance Practice Nurse, 2nd Ed
sipes, c. (2016). Assessing and Promoting Nursing Informatics Competencies in Nursing Faculty InSpire 2016 Academic Forum Conference
Sipes, C. (2016). Collaboration to Research and Develop Competency Assessment Tools: AORN and Chamberlain College of Nursing Ni2016 Geneva,
Sipes, C. (2018). How are Challenges in IT in nursing being met in Academia? One College of Nursing’s Model. 4th World Congress on Nursing
Sipes, C. (2018). Incorporating Project Management and Nursing Informatics Concepts into Higher Education: Planning for the 2020 Workforce 4th World Congress on Nursing
sipes, c. (2015). Maximizing Nursing Informatics Competencies in the Curricula AACN
sipes, c. (2016). Nursing Informatics Basics: Incorporating an Emerging Specialty into the Workforce to University of Texas, Arlington, DNP program
sipes, c. (2018). Nursing Informatics Competencies 2030: Are we there yet? ANIA
Sipes, C. (2016). Operationalizing the TANIC and NICAL3/L4 Tools to Improve Informatics Competencies Ni2016 Geneva,
Sipes, C. (2016). Project Management: Essential Skills of Nurse Informaticists Ni2016 Geneva
Sipes, C. (2018). Scientific Future- Redefining Science: What does the future in Healthcare Hold? 4th World Congress on Nursing
Sipes, C. (2015). TIGER-based Assessment of Nursing Informatics Competencies (TANIC) WorldCIST'15