NR512 All Weeks Discussions (June 2019)

NR 512 Fundamentals of Nursing Informatics

Week 1 Discussion

Integration of Nursing Informatics Skills and Competencies

Reflect on your own practice. Discuss how informatics is used in your practice. What is your primary area where you would use informatics? From completing the Pre-TANIC TIGER assessment for this week, what do you plan to achieve in this course? How did you feel your competency level was compared to the assessment?

NR 512 Fundamentals of Nursing Informatics

Week 2 Discussion

Wisdom Versus Judgment

How does the concept of wisdom in nursing informatics compare to the concept of professional nursing judgment? What is DIKW and how do you “use” it in your practice?

NR 512 Fundamentals of Nursing Informatics

Week 3 Discussion

Virtual Learning Environments

Online learning is considered a virtual learning environment (VLE); however there are other types of VLE that you may have used or heard about. Please discuss one of the following VLE’s and your experience with using it:

Virtual simulation

Edutainment

Three dimensional virtual environment or world

Augmented-reality games (ARGs)

Virtual Reality devices

Then discuss how you, as the advanced practice nurse, would use this in your practice.

NR 512 Fundamentals of Nursing Informatics

Week 4 Discussion

Informatics Skills

How do the informatics skills you are now developing/expanding upon and validating help you meet current informatics skills levels? How did the TANIC self-assessment change your impression of your current informatics skill levels?

NR 512 Fundamentals of Nursing Informatics

Week 5 Discussion

Knowledge Generation Through Nursing Informatics

In one of the reading assignments this week you reviewed advance nurse practitioner (APN) roles and the application of project management concepts, one of the major elements of NI, but new to most nurses. What type of application does this have for your practice?

NR 512 Fundamentals of Nursing Informatics

Week 6 Discussion

HealthIT Topic of the Week and Impact on Practice

What was the HealthIT Topic you selected related to your specialty? Why did you select it? How will this impact your practice?

NR 512 Fundamentals of Nursing Informatics

Week 7 Discussion

Safeguarding Health Information and Systems

A new concept for some organizations is to allow nurses to bring in their own devices known as bring your own devices (BYOD) to use at work. What are some of the security issues you might encounter if this were allowed? How would you address these issues? How is this issue addressed in your practice setting?

NR 512 Fundamentals of Nursing Informatics

Week 8 Discussion

Reflection on Nursing Informatics Skills and Impact on Specialty

Discuss how Course Outcomes were supported and met by the activities you have completed in this course. What changes did you note in your post-TANIC TIGER assessment from when you started this course in week 1?