Nurse Interview Essay

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Master's-Prepared Nurse Interview Grand Canyon University Theoretical Foundation for Nursing Roles and Practice NUR-502 May 23, 2012 Master's-Prepared Nurse Interview With the rapid growth in the implementation and use of electronic medical records, there is an increase in how we define the role of nurses and other team member’s (Deese & Stien, 2004). Along with providing optimal care, nurses are also responsible for interpreting and accurately documenting large amounts of information. According to, (Ericksen, 2009) nursing informatics is defined as the integration of nursing, its information, and information management with information processing and communication technology to support the health of people worldwide. In this…show more content…
Present Position What she likes most about her job is that there aren’t any typical days. Primarily she is responsible for obtaining data such as: patient demographics, laboratory work, radiology, and appointment utilization, from multiple data banks within the military hospital. Shadow her for a week and you will see her in a variety of roles. Some days she may present a brief to the executive team; another day you may find her mentoring a nurse on how to build a disease management database ("Nursing Informatics as a Career," 2011). On another day she might be evaluating a consumer-based web education program. The following is one example of what at typical project for her may look like, Dr. A may request information on clinical outcomes on diabetes care for the patients on their panel. After extracting the data, she then transforms it in to information that is useful for example, one list may show all diabetic patients that are missing annual eye exams. Another example may include helping a provider examine new cost-effective technologies like hand held devices. Pearls of Wisdom In the interview the question about any advice she wanted to offer was asked, with a big smile on her face, I am sure, she responded that the field is “wide open” ("Nursing Informatics as a Career," 2011) she continued on to say, if you are a self-starter it

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