ArticleProject Management: A Core Competency for Professional Nurses and Nurse ManagersLoo, Robert PhD, CPsychAuthor Information Robert Loo, PhD, CPsych, is Professor of Management at the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Address for reprints: Robert Loo, PhD, CPsych, Professor, HRM & Organizational Studies, The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Management, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 3M4 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Journal for Nurses in Staff Development (JNSD): July-August 2003 - Volume 19 - Issue 4 - p 187-193 Buy Abstract Project management is a core competency for nurses and managers. In this article, the project life cycle and project planning and controlling tools are described. Managers can readily see that using project management can be done with minimal training and disruption to the organization. Clearly, the costs of adopting project management are small compared to the benefits in productivity, reduced work stress, and reduced interpersonal conflict. © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.