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The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker NameInstitutionCourseDate
IntroductionNursing is a profession that involves lifelong learning where education is constant and continuous.Healthcare providers always need quality information to make clinical decisions and deliver services. Nurses always engage in collection and conversion of data and information into knowledge. They then act on this knowledge through the initiation of a plan of care (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2015).Due to their role related to information, they fall under the knowledge worker category.
Concept of Knowledge Worker Drunker (1959) defines knowledge worker as a high-level worker who applies analytical and theoretical knowledge acquired to develop products and services. Knowledge workers are thinkers and capable of solving complex problems. Nurse leaders are considered knowledge workers due to the complexity of their worker (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2015).
Nursing Informatics Nursing informatics is a specialty that