NURS 6051 Week 2 - Nursing Informatics Competency...

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Nursing Informatics CompetencyTechnology incorporation is becoming a standard in current health care delivery. Laureate Education (2012) informs us that learning how to incorporate technology into practice can be intimidating to nurses, but with knowledge of basic skills and competencies, successful incorporation of technology into nurses’ daily tasks can be achieved. As nurses, we must be up to the challenge and embrace the lifelong learning that will likely occur with implementation of innovative technologies so that our patients may benefit from the improved outcomes received by having a wealth of data at our fingertips (Laureate Education, 2012). Incorporation of modern technology is not just a challenge for the nurse, but also for the patient, who may feel that computers receive more of the nurses’ attention than he or she does (Laureate Education, 2012). Nurses are pivotal in helping the patient to understand that they are the priority to us and that technology serves them because their nurses are able to provide more timely and efficient care (Laureate Education, 2012).Key Functional Areas of Nursing Informatics Relevant to My PositionSeveral areas of Nursing Informatics are relevant to my position as a staff registered nurse in the hospital and employee health settings which include: systems analysis and design; compliance and integrity management; coordination, facilitation, and integration; education and professional development; quality and performance improvement; & safety, security, and environmental health. Systems analysis is important to me because it is the responsibility of the

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