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When completed review and determine at least three new goals you would like to achieve. 

Submit your completed form with a brief description of your experience and comfort level with the use of technology not only in your Program but as a practicing nurse.

This portion of the assignment must be in APA format, 7th edition. 

A Grammarly report showing 10% plagiarism or less is required. 

Information Technology Self-Assessment Tool

Virginia Niebuhr, Donna D’Alessandro, Marney Gundlach

This tool is designed to help you to assess your information technology skills and to develop short-term goals.

Rate yourself on how successfully you can complete the following skills:

1. I have never done this before

2. I could do this with help

3. I can do this alone, but might make some mistakes

4. I can do this alone with confidence

5. I can teach others to do this skill

Never Done

With Help

Alone

Confident

Can Teach Others

Word Processing, i.e. Microsoft Word

I can cut and paste text within a document

1

2

3

4

5

I can change font size, style, and color

1

2

3

4

5

I can create bulleted or numbered lists

1

2

3

4

5

I can create a table and adjust columns and rows

1

2

3

4

5

I can create a hyperlink

1

2

3

4

5

Spreadsheets, i.e. Microsoft Excel

I can create a new table (spreadsheet)

1

2

3

4

5

I can use math functions (e.g. sum, mean, percent)

1

2

3

4

5

I can create a graph and adjust the properties

1

2

3

4

5

PowerPoint Presentations

I can create handouts from the presentation

1

2

3

4

5

I can change font size, style, and color

1

2

3

4

5

I can insert a picture or ClipArt

1

2

3

4

5

I can create graphics with the drawing tool

1

2

3

4

5

I can animate graphics on one slide

1

2

3

4

5

I can insert an audio file and have it play

1

2

3

4

5

I can insert a video file and have it play

1

2

3

4

5

I can create a hyperlink that works

1

2

3

4

5

I can narrate a PowerPoint presentation

1

2

3

4

5

I can use PowerPoint alternatives (e.g.,Prezi)

E-mail

I can open and print an email attachment

1

2

3

4

5

I can describe principles of good email etiquette

1

2

3

4

5

I can use the Calendar function to assist in time management

1

2

3

4

5

I can file pertinent emails within Outlook or another place on own computer

1

2

3

4

5

Web 2.0 Tools

I can create or contribute to a wiki

1

2

3

4

5

I can use a blog

1

2

3

4

5

I can create a blog

1

2

3

4

5

I can use a social network site

(e.g. Facebook, Twitter,Pinterest, Delicious)

1

2

3

4

5

I can use a professional social networking site (MedScape, Sermo, Pediatric Commons)

1

2

3

4

5

I know how to edit my privacy settings on social networking sites.

1

2

3

4

5

I can join and manage groups on social networking site

1

2

3

4

5

I can subscribe to an RSS feed

1

2

3

4

5

Never Done

With Help

Alone

Confident

Can Teach Others

File Management and Archiving

I can save a file from any software program and be able to locate that file again

1

2

3

4

5

I can search and find a “missing” file on my desktop

1

2

3

4

5

I can create new folders on my desktop

1

2

3

4

5

I can use online file-sharing (e.g. Google-Docs, DropBox)

1

2

3

4

5

I can install new software programs onto my computer

1

2

3

4

5

Media Files

I can create a podcast

1

2

3

4

5

I can create and edit an audio recording

1

2

3

4

5

I can create and edit a video recording

1

2

3

4

5

I can upload a video to the web through YouTube

1

2

3

4

5

I can download a video from YouTube

1

2

3

4

5

I can edit a digital photo, including cropping and resizing

1

2

3

4

5

I can insert media files (e.g. audio file, image, video, podcast) to a website

1

2

3

4

5

I can convert an audio or video file from one format to another

1

2

3

4

5

I can use a scanner to create a digital image

1

2

3

4

5

I can use a webcam

1

2

3

4

5

Online Services

I can use an online survey tool to collect my own data (e.g. Survey Monkey, Zoomerang)

1

2

3

4

5

Databases (e.g. SQL, Oracle)

I can organize my data for entry importing into a database

1

2

3

4

5

I can create, manipulate and use a database to develop usable results.

1

2

3

4

5

Mobile Devices (e.g. phone, tablet)

I can text

1

2

3

4

5

I can use email on a mobile device

1

2

3

4

5

I can surf the web on a mobie device

1

2

3

4

5

I can download apps

1

2

3

4

5

MY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GOALS

A New Skill For Me

Necessary Steps For Reaching My Goal

Target Date

1

2

3

Describe your experience and comfort level with the use of technology.

This tool was initially developed January 2009 for use with two faculty development programs:

an intersession module on Educational Technology for the Educational Scholars Program of the Academic Pediatric Association; and the application process for ADAPT (Any Day Any Time Teaching) at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Authors: Virginia Niebuhr (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX;

Donna D’Alessandro, Univ. Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Marney Gundlach, Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX

It is shared, may be duplicated, can be re-created for online entry, and may be modified to meet your needs (with credit please).

Edited: 7/10/2010 Edited, 7/22/2013, VN and DD’A

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Information Technology Self-Assessment Tool
Virginia Niebuhr, Donna D’Alessandro, Marney Gundlach

This tool is designed to help you to assess your information technology skills and to develop short-term goals.

Rate yourself on how successfully you can complete the following skills:
1. I have never done this before
2. I could do this with the help
3. I can do this alone, but I might make some mistakes
4. I can do this alone with confidence
5. I can teach others to do this skill

Never
Done

With Help Alone Confident Can
Teach
Others

Word Processing, i.e., Microsoft Word
I can cut and paste text within a document 1 2 3 4 5
I can change font size, style, and color 1 2 3 4 5
I can create bulleted or numbered lists 1 2 3 4 5
I can create a table and adjust columns and rows 1 2 3 4 5
I can create a hyperlink 1 2 3 4 5
Spreadsheets, i.e. Microsoft Excel
I can create a new table (spreadsheet) 1 2 3 4 5
I can use math functions (e.g., sum, mean, percent) 1 2 3 4 5
I can create a graph and adjust the properties 1 2 3 4 5
PowerPoint Presentations
I can create handouts from the presentation 1 2 3 4 5
I can change font size, style, and color 1 2 3 4 5
I can insert a picture or ClipArt 1 2 3 4 5
I can create graphics with the drawing tool 1 2 3 4 5
I can animate graphics on one slide 1 2 3 4 5
I can insert an audio file and have it play 1 2 3 4 5
I can insert a video file and have it play 1 2 3 4 5
I can create a hyperlink that works 1 2 3 4 5
I can narrate a PowerPoint presentation 1 2 3 4 5
I can use PowerPoint alternatives (e.g., Prezi)
Email
I can open and print an email attachment 1 2 3 4 5
I can describe the principles of good email
etiquette

1 2 3 4 5
I can use the Calendar function to assist in time
management 1 2 3 4 5

I can file pertinent emails within Outlook or
another place on my own computer 1 2 3 4 5

Web 2.0 Tools
I can create or contribute to a wiki 1 2 3 4 5
I can use a blog 1 2 3 4 5
I can create a blog 1 2 3 4 5
I can use a social network site
(e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Delicious) 1 2 3 4 5

I can use a professional social networking site
(MedScape, Sermo, Pediatric Commons) 1 2 3 4 5

I know how to edit my privacy settings on social
networking sites. 1 2 3 4 5

I can join and manage groups on social
networking site 1 2 3 4 5

I can subscribe to an RSS feed 1 2 3 4 5

2

Never
Done

With Help Alone Confident Can
Teach
Others

File Management and Archiving
I can save a file from any software program
and be able to locate that file again 1 2 3 4 5

I can search and find a “missing” file on
my desktop 1 2 3 4 5

I can create new folders on my desktop 1 2 3 4 5
I can use online file-sharing (e.g., Google
Docs, DropBox) 1 2 3 4 5

I can install new software programs onto
my computer 1 2 3 4 5

Media Files
I can create a podcast 1 2 3 4 5
I can create and edit an audio recording 1 2 3 4 5
I can create and edit a video recording 1 2 3 4 5
I can upload a video to the web through YouTube 1 2 3 4 5

I can download a video from YouTube 1 2 3 4 5
I can edit a digital photo, including cropping
and resizing 1 2 3 4 5

I can insert media files (e.g., audio files,
images, videos, podcasts) into a website 1 2 3 4 5

I can convert an audio or video file from
one format to another 1 2 3 4 5

I can use a scanner to create a digital image 1 2 3 4 5
I can use a webcam 1 2 3 4 5
Online Services
I can use an online survey tool to collect my

own data (e.g., Survey Monkey,
Zoomerang)

1 2 3 4 5

Databases (e.g., SQL, Oracle)
I can organize my data for entry importing into
a database 1 2 3 4 5

I can create, manipulate and use a database
to develop usable results. 1 2 3 4 5

Mobile Devices (e.g., phone, tablet)
I can text 1 2 3 4 5
I can use email on a mobile device 1 2 3 4 5
I can surf the web on a mobile device 1 2 3 4 5
I can download apps 1 2 3 4 5

MY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GOALS
A New Skill For

Me

Necessary Steps For Reaching My

Goal Target Date

1. The opportunity

here is for me to

learn the Oracle

database in-depth.

This decision is

because I want to

The first step will be to select a

certification that I can pursue based

on the technology involved. From

there, I will prepare myself to sit for

the certification exam by pursuing the

relevant course and proceeding to

Oracle is a new

interest for me;

therefore, I would not

like to rush the

process. As a result, I

will give myself

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challenge myself

with the

technology

involved. I have

used the

technology on

various

occasions;

however, I do not

have in-depth

knowledge.

Therefore,

improving my

skills in this area

will enable me to

perform a wide

variety of

activities online,

such as database

workloads.

register for the exam. seven months to learn

how to operate it

successfully.

2. I intend to learn

how to turn mail

into a reliable

productivity and

time management

I am going to integrate google

calendar with the mail, and I have a

strong belief that I will not have a

problem doing so

Mastering this will

probably take me an

hour.

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tool.

3. Developing

graphs and

making

adjustments to

properties

enlisted in

spreadsheets.

To master this skill, I will be using

Microsoft Excel to develop the

graphs. To know how to navigate the

process, I will watch several online

video tutorials and try to practice on

my own.

Several hours per day

in about 2 to 3 days

will be enough to

equip me with the

know-how.

Describe your experience and comfort level with the use of technology.

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to interact with different technologies, and so far, I have

enjoyed the experience. I have witnessed how promising technology can be, especially in the healthcare

industry, as it has played an integral role in improving healthcare quality, thus increasing patient

satisfaction. Technology has also reduced medical errors, thus reducing misdiagnosis and patient death. A

real-life example of how beneficial technology can be is the installation of touch-screen computers in the

emergency department of Texas Baylor Medical center at Waxahachie, which has contributed to efficiency

and patient care. With these systems, the nurses do not need to find a doctor to retrieve a patient’s chart, lab

tests are readily available, and there is an improvement in communication between departments which has

improved collaboration (Ratna et al., 2018). Therefore, I can say that my experience with technology is

positive.

However, I would not say that I am comfortable with it since it is advancing rapidly; therefore, I

must keep reminding myself of various aspects to catch up. Also, during my practice, I have seen how

nursing practitioners struggle to use new technology as it seems as if there is no adequate training that will

expose them to sufficient education on technology (De Witt Jansen et al., 2018). Nurses sometimes have to

rethink their work since constant system breakdowns hinder their work. Another thing is that I am not very

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confident with technology since its installation in the healthcare sector has not turned in more patients.

Moreso, there are still opportunities for errors to happen when using bar-code scanning, which can consume

a lot of nurses’ time, leading to more waiting time. The same applies to technological systems such as

automated medical systems designed to provide convenience to the pharmacy. For these reasons, I can say

that I am happy experiencing different technologies as they are playing an integral role in sharpening my

skills in various ways. Still, I am not comfortable relying on them too much. However, I will remain open-

minded because the future might have more reliable technological systems that will not experience constant

breakdowns and high levels of accuracy.

References

De Witt Jansen, B., Brazil, K., Passmore, P., Buchanan, H., Maxwell, D., McIlfatrick, S. J., … & Parsons,

C. (2018). Evaluation of the impact of telementoring using ECHO© technology on healthcare

professionals’ knowledge and self-efficacy in assessing and managing pain for people with

advanced dementia nearing the end of life. BMC health services research, 18(1), 1–12.

Ratna, C. P., Juwaheer, R., & Pudaruth, S. (2018). ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY

ADOPTION ON HUMAN TOUCH ASPECTS IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS IN

MAURITIUS. Studies in Business & Economics, 13(2).

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This tool was initially developed in January 2009 for use with two faculty development programs:
an intersession module on Educational Technology for the Educational Scholars Program of the Academic Pediatric Association;

and the application process for ADAPT (Any Day Any Time Teaching) at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Authors: Virginia Niebuhr (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX;

Donna D’Alessandro, Univ. Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Marney Gundlach, Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX
It is shared, may be duplicated, can be re-created for online entry, and may be modified to meet your needs (with credit please).

Edited: 7/10/2010
Edited, 7/22/2013, VN and DD’A

  • This tool is designed to help you to assess your information technology skills and to develop short-term goals.
    • 1. I have never done this before
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