Project Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation: A Guide for Nurses and Interprofessional Teams

Project Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation: A Guide for Nurses and Interprofessional Teams
4th Ed.
2023 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Patricia L. Thomas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ACNS-BC, CNL, FAAN, FNAP, FACHE; James L. Harris, PhD, APRN-BC, MBA, CNL, FAAN; Linda A. Roussel, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL, FAAN; Catherine Dearman, RN, PhD
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-24834-0
eISBN-13: 978-1-284-24835-7
Nursing, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


Project Planning and Management: A Guide for Nurses and Interprofessional Teams, Fourth Edition provides the framework, knowledge, and skills to successfully plan and implement quality improvement projects and assess their sustainability. These skills are a crucial part of healthcare education programs and ongoing healthcare innovation. Because students and clinicians often struggle with taking an idea from the planning phase to execution and assessment, this text is the perfect how-to guide.

The Fourth Edition has been updated to focus on advancing the knowledge and collaboration among interprofessional teams. The authors reinforce these ideas with new content related to budget strategies, cost calculations, and big data as well as emphasizing the value of project sustainability.

Features and Benefits

  • • Features two NEW chapters covering project budget strategies and cost calculations, and big data and its value in implementation and sustainability of projects
  • • Explains the difference between quality improvement and improvement research
  • • Identifies influencers and determinants of improvement projects
  • • Covers use of tools and analysis to advocate for improvement projects
  • • Shows how to use findings to frame projects, link the fidelity of evidence to a project, budget planning and benefits, project financing, cost/quality equation, the IRB process, and leaders or improvement sponsors
  • • Shows how to use technology to manage big data outcomes and assess value
  • • Explains how to measure project value, both organizationally and globally
  • • Contains real-world examples to reinforce key concepts

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Score: 99/100
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Specialty Score: 2.13 Nursing - Administration, Management & Leadership
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"Since this book is an updated edition, it does provide more emphasis and information on budgeting strategies as compared to previous editions. This is useful because the core responsibility of ensuring the successful execution of a project is to be able to identify drives for project funding and the basis for project cost control."

-- Heather Chung, MSN, Ph.D. (Houston Methodist Hospital) Doody's Review

"This well-written book is complete and full of valuable information. The sections are concise and easy to follow and the case studies and questions are excellent. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in project planning! This updated edition is definitely justified based on the changing healthcare environment."

-- Cynthia Cummings, EdD, RN, CHSE, CNE (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health) Doody's Review - previous edition


This book is written for nurses and interprofessional teams, specifically those working within an organization's administration. The book meets the needs of its intended audience as it provides the knowledge needed to understand the importance and impact of interprofessional collaboration within health care. The authors, who have written the previous three editions, are credible authorities on the subject. They are all nurses with advanced degrees and certifications in leadership.

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