Nursing Informatics Competencies in a Most Wired Hospital

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PHD Student Dissertation.Lee Williams.Final.pdf

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[Unknown User], “Nursing Informatics Competencies in a Most Wired Hospital,” Scholar@Simmons, accessed January 18, 2020, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/scholar/items/show/379.

Title

Nursing Informatics Competencies in a Most Wired Hospital

Creator

Williams, Lee Ann

Date

2019

Description

Emerging and advancing technologies in healthcare have significantly changed the role of the practicing nurse. Technological advancement in the healthcare field has created an urgent need to educate and support all members of the nursing workforce on the continuum from novice to expert. This study addressed a gap in the literature about the role of nurse educators in acute care hospitals who achieved Most Wired® status in the evaluation of the informatics competencies of practicing nurses and how that relates to the competency expectations set by the CNIO. The “Information Management Framework” (Staggers, Gassert, & Curran, 2002) was used to guide this research. A qualitative descriptive study design was used with a semi-structured interview process. Eight nurse educators and one CNIO from Most-Wired hospitals in the United States participated in the study. The study found that the CNIO maintains an expectation of nurse competence that is not the same as the nurse educator’s practice of assessing informatics competency of the practicing nurse. The study identified an opportunity to leverage the Information Management Framework to help bridge the gap between CNIO and nurse educator’s expectations as they relate to informatics competency. The CNIO and nurse educators have an opportunity to collaborate to develop assessment tools to align the gaps and support advancement in competency.

Subject

Nursing Competencies
Informatics

Publisher

Simmons University (Boston, Mass)

Format

1 PDF (81 Pages)

Language

English

Type

Doctoral Dissertations

PhD Collections

Health Professionals Education, PhD