Margaret Hamilton Sipe DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL

Margie Sipe profile
Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs, Assistant Professor
(617) 643-6485
Office Location: 
Shouse - 208

Margie Sipe is Assistant Professor and Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program in the School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She first joined the IHP faculty in 2012 as a term lecturer in informatics in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Her career trajectory has spanned nursing education, nursing leadership practice, and consultation. She actually was Chair of the first-level nursing program at the original MGH SON diploma program prior to its transition into the Institute.

Dr. Sipe is certified as a nursing executive-advanced (NEA-BC) by ANCC. She has provided leadership in several clinical practice roles at local institutions. Last year she served as the performance improvement consultant for the MA- Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) project for the state of MA through the Massachusetts Hospital Association, AHA-HRET group, working with national and state hospital leaders to improve outcomes on defined metrics.

Along with her Assistant Professor role at the Institute, she serves as a Nursing Project Director in Quality at Brigham and Women's Hospital where one of her roles is looking at assuring that metrics from the new EPIC information system are reliable and valid.

She has always been interested in how technology can enhance practice and improve care for clients and patients. Her capstone focuses on how partnerships with patients using technology could play a key role in promoting safer medication practice. Along with teaching the survey course in Health Care Informatics at the Institute, she also teaches Outcomes Measurement, both in the DNP program.

Dr. Sipe is actively involved in professional organizations and feels it is important to mentor nurses to get involved to enhance nursing image and increase nursing impact. Yearly she writes a reflection on nursing during Nurses Week which speaks to ways nurses can make a difference. As an advocate for nursing recognition, she serves on the advisory board of the DAISY foundation and as chair of the Awards Committee for STTI at Boston College.

She recently completed elected appointments to the board of directors for the Organization of Nurse Leaders of MA, RI and NH and the American Nurses Association – MA. Additionally she was honored to represent nursing in the State of MA through her appointment by former governor Deval Patrick on the state Hospital Information Technology (HIT) council, a role she continues currently.

Research Interests

Peer review
Nursing workload and workflow
Recognition and mentoring
Patient and family partnerships
Patient safety – especially around medications
Using technology to improve patient experience and better outcomes


Sipe, M. (2015) What if ANA Massachusetts Newsletter

Sipe, M. (2014) Transitions—the journey continues Always a Nurse; STTI newsletter ; ANA Massachusetts Newsletter
Sipe, M. What will it take—leadership, partnerships, and technology Podium presentation, American Nurses’ Association – Massachusetts (ANA-MA) Fall Symposium (October 2014)

Sipe, M. Partnerships: patients, pharmacists, BPOC, and nurses – The ingredients for safer and more satisfying medication administration experiences. Podium presentation accepted. “unSummit 2013.” (April 2013)

Dylis, A, Sipe, M, Gravlin, G, Ventura, G, O’Connell, M, Kane, D, Rock, P. (April 2013) Translating research findings to enhance exemplary professional practice: Using outcomes to guide peer review. Symposium presentation Eastern Nursing Research Symposium (ENRS)


Diploma, Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital, SON Harrisburg, PA
BS in Nursing, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
MS in Nursing, Education focus, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
DNP, Nurse Executive cohort, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

Curriculum Vitae