effective, flexible, reliable, relevant, simple, verifiable, and secure (Mcgonigle, Hunter, Sipes, & Hebda, 2014) . For this reason, analytical skills are an extremely important job requirement. The candidate must be able to interpret the data from the staff as well to determine if there are things that are needed to make implementation more ‘user friendly’ and, ultimately, whether the system is favorable or not to the facility. The candidate must have a strong understanding of the nursing process. Although both jobs have different educational levels as a requirement, with the Clinical Nurse Specialist of Informatics requiring a strong background in pediatrics, the similarities are numerous. To summarize, the candidate must have outstanding computer skills, including the ability to design and make changes to a program. They must have the interpersonal skills to be able to speak, teach, convey, and just as important, listen. They have to be able to analyze, interpret, and implement the data to determine if the program is a success or not. The candidate should be able to determine if the program is beneficial from a patient stand point. The candidate must also be well read on new trends, security issues and compliance.
References: Mcgonigle, D., Hunter, K., Sipes, C., & Hebda, T. (2014). Why nurses need to understand nursing informatics. AORN Journal, 100 (3), 324-327. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2014.06.012
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