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Nurse Leaders as Knowledge WorkersJalmec Carter-HolifieldNurs 6051
Nurse Leaders and Knowledge Workers•A knowledge worker is an individual who works with information and generates information and knowledge as a product (McGonigle, D. and Mastrian, K. 2017).•Clinical nurse leaders (CNL) design, implement, and evaluate client care by coordinating, delegating and supervising the care provided by the healthcare team at the clinical level (GraduateNursingEdu. 2019).•Clinical nurse leaders utilize evidence-based practice to ensure that patients receive the best possible care by making full use of the latest innovations in healthcare, and participating in the interdisciplinary team (GraduateNursingEdu. 2019).•The CNL works at the point of care, focusing on care coordination, outcomes measurements, transitions of care, interprofessional communication & team leadership, risk assessment, implementation of best practices based on evidence, and quality improvement (AACN. 2019).
Nursing Informatics•Traditionally defined as a nursing specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science (McGonigle, D. and Mastrian, K. 2017).•Its purpose is to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice (McGonigle, D. and Mastrian, K. 2017).