Informatics and Professional Nursing
Elizabeth T. Chambers
Olivet Nazarene University
Introduction to Informatics and Baccalaureate Nursing
BSN NRSG 301
Professor Cheryle Strother
December 12, 2014
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Informatics and Professional Nursing The process of infusing nursing informatics to improve…show more content… Current Level of Informatics Knowledge and Informatics in Current Practice Health care information management is a core competency for professional nurses. However, not all nurses and healthcare providers have adequate knowledge of operational informatics. Just as technology has forced medical records and documentation to evolve to computer-based charting, nurses must also progress to rise above competency in information management. According to the Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform Summit (TIGER) Initiative, the vision for informatics-prepared nurses includes management and leadership, education, communication and collaboration, informatics design and technology, policy, and culture (Hood, 2010). As an educator, the focus of nursing informatics lies in word processing, spreadsheets and databases, online resources and public health information (PHI), curriculum planning, e-mail, interpretation of the electronic medical record (EMR), and online continuing education.
Informatics in the Workplace
One of the most important forms of communication in the professional nursing educator role is through electronic mail, or e-mail. E-mail etiquette is crucial to effective communication in the workplace. As the program coordinator for a nurse assistant program, the responsibilities remain in the ability to effectively communicate with other educators, business partners in the health fields, school counselors, and parents/students. In