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based care, as a time saving intervention with an ultimate goal of helping patients in the best manner possible (Sifferlin, 2013). Nursing informatics continues to be a tool that many different industries utilize in order to improve and develop many different concepts. The field of nursing is no different in that, many new tools have been implemented in order to expand knowledge and better healthcareas a whole.The potential for nursing informatics to enhance nursing practice, study clinical problem solving and ultimately improve the quality of care has been a long standing expectation (Hsien, 2014). As the times progress it is imparitivethat the tools, studies, and knowledge that we gain continue to transcend and catapult nursing into a new spectrum of care. The nursing arena is expected to provide a safe, competent and compassionate caring atmosphere. Advance technology has created an environment through the use of informatics that enhances patient care. Nursing informatics has a three model part which includes basic computer competencies, information literacy and information management (Tiger Initiative, 2009). The Tiger informatics competency was developed to
recommend core areas of understanding for informatics. As an educator, an area of improvement is creating spreadsheets. This weakness has become a minor setback, especially, when needed to demonstrate the facility’s data comparison in facility Quality Improvement meetings. The plan of action requires additional training and hands on sessions to ensure understanding andliteracy. The information literacy relies on understanding computer technology.
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Nursing, Transforming Nursing and Healthcare, Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform.