Week 2.docx - Week 2 Post the key functional area(s of nursing informatics relevant to your current position or to a position you recently held and

Week 2.docx - Week 2 Post the key functional area(s of...

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Week 2Postthe key functional area(s) of nursing informatics relevant to your current position or to a position you recently held, and briefly describe why this area(s) is relevant. Identify the TIGER competencies you selected as essential to your functional area(s) in which you need improvement. Describe why these competencies are necessary and outline a plan for developing these competencies. Include any resourcesthat are available to you within your organization and the ways you might access those resources. Assess how developing nursing informatics competencies would increase your effectiveness as a nurse.Although several areas of nursing informatics are relevant to my position, working as a registered nurse in a hospital setting, I feel that education and professional development is significant in order to continue to improve on my current knowledge and skill set. Technology and nursing practice are consistently evolving and because of these changes so should the advancement of my knowledge base. Information systems and technology is at our fingertips, and through nursing informatics, the healthcare industry has created ways to assess, evaluate and implement effective patient care.“Nurses are directly engaged with information systems and technologies as the foundation for evidence-based practice, clinical decision support tools, and the electronic health record (EHR)” (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER), 2009, pg. 1). The TIGER competencies are basic computer competencies, information literacy, and information

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