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Nursing Informatics CompetenciesMany nurses have become intimidated by the thought of having to learn and utilize informatics in their clinical setting, due in part to technology changing so rapidly (Laureate, 2012). However, it has become vital for nurses to recognize the importance of nursing informatics, and with just a few basic skills and competencies, they can integrate technology and truly enhance the outcome of their patients (McGonigle, 2014 & Laureate, 2012)Key Functional Area of Nursing InformaticsPatient safety and the delivery of quality patient care is supported by the use of informatics and clinical understanding with regard to decision making, utilizing a vast amount ofdata to aid in the enhancement of patient outcomes (Laureate, 2012). The vision of the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) is to enable nurses to utilize informatics in order to deliver quality and safe patient care (TIGER, 2009). The area in which I