Carolyn Sipes

Core Faculty
College of Nursing
Ph.D. Nursing

As a professor, Dr. Carolyn has more than 35 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 (NHS) 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 35 years of teaching experience as 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 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 Advanced Practice Nurses, Application of Nursing Informatics: Competencies, Skills, Decision -Making texts as well as numerous other peer-reviewed publications, books, and book chapters, and 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 principal 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.

Courses Taught

NURS 8410 - Best Practices In Nursing Specialties

NURS 8700 - DNP Mentoring

NRUS 8701 - DNP Project Completion


PhD, Rush Universtiy

MSN, Northern IL University

Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Nursing Informatics Certification - RN-BC, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Quality Matters Developoment, Quality Matters

NIH IRB Protecting Human Research Participants, NIH

Post-master's Certificate, Chamberlain University

Public Service

American Nurses Assoc. NI Scope & Standards Update - 2020, Committee Member - Maryland

American Nursing Informatics Association - Colorado Board - Co-Founder, Vice chair, Chair - Denver

ANA/ANCC Nursing Inforamtics Content Expert Panel, Committee Member - 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 Advanced 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