Nursing, Nursing Information Management, and Nursing Informatics
The QSEN competency for informatics requires that nurses at the graduate level are able to “use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making.” In this module, Josette Jones will guide faculty’s exploration of current information needs in nursing and the life cycle of electronic information systems. She will provide an overview of database structures and use and examples of information system applications in health care. The module concludes by exploring the implications of nursing information management and nursing informatics for nursing research, education, and practice.
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Analyze information processing functions in nursing
- Describe and analyze information systems for nursing practice
- Explain implications nursing informatics for nursing education, research
- Josette Jones, RN, PhD
- Judith Warren, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN, FACMI
The purpose of this module is to help you understand the full range of the information management process, information management using information technology, and the importance of information management in nursing. This module is presented in four sections. First, you will focus on information needs in nursing and systems for information management. Second, you will explore how conceptual models and theories help to structure nursing and nursing informatics knowledge. Next, you will explore systems supporting administrative management in nursing and health care and implementation of clinical information systems supporting the delivery of health care and nursing. Last, we will examine implications for nursing education, research and practice.
- Nursing and Information Management
- Information Management and Information Technology
- Nursing Informatics
- Implications for Education, Research and Practice
Nursing and Information Management
Information Management and Information Technology
Implications for Education, Research and Practice
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Self-Directed Learning Resources
After you have reviewed the module presentations and resources, consider how this material is relevant to your own work and experience. The following is a list of questions for self-reflection or for use in class.
- How well can students in my course [school] access, use and evaluate healthcare information? Are the conversant in the benefits and limitations of different communication technologies?
- What are the most pressing challenges we face [in this course/at this school] implementing nursing informatics approaches in your curriculum? What is one thing we could do that would enhance students competency in informatics now?