NURS 6051 – Assignment Week 2

NURS 6051 – Assignment Week 2

Please see the attached document with complete instructions**
Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker
The Assignment:
In this Assignment, you will consider the evolving role of the nurse leader and how this evolution has led nurse leaders to assume the role of knowledge worker:
· You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation with an infographic (graphic that visually represents information, data, or knowledge. Infographics are intended to present information quickly and clearly.) to educate others on the role of nurse as knowledge worker.
Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker
The term “knowledge worker” was first coined by management consultant and author Peter Drucker in his book, The Landmarks of Tomorrow (1959). Drucker defined knowledge workers as high-level workers who apply theoretical and analytical knowledge, acquired through formal training, to develop products and services. Does this sound familiar?
Nurses are very much knowledge workers. What has changed since Drucker’s time are the ways that knowledge can be acquired. The volume of data that can now be generated and the tools used to access this data have evolved significantly in recent years and helped healthcare professionals (among many others) to assume the role of knowledge worker in new and powerful ways.
Reference: Drucker, P. (1959). The landmarks of tomorrow. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.
To Prepare:
· Review the concepts of informatics as presented in the Resources. (Attached articles)
References
Sweeney, J. (2017). Healthcare Informatics. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 21(1), 4–1.
References
NAGLE, L. M., SERMEUS, W., & JUNGER, A. (2017). Evolving Role of the Nursing Informatics Specialist…NI 2016, Switzerland. Studies in Health Technology & Informatics, 232, 212–221. https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-738-2-212
· Reflect on the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
· Consider how knowledge may be informed by data that is collected/accessed.
The Assignment:
In this Assignment, you will consider the evolving role of the nurse leader and how this evolution has led nurse leaders to assume the role of knowledge worker:
· You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation with an infographic (graphic that visually represents information, data, or knowledge. Infographics are intended to present information quickly and clearly.) to educate others on the role of nurse as knowledge worker.
1. Explain the concept of a knowledge worker.
2. Define and explain nursing informatics and highlight the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
3. Include one slide that visually represents the role of a nurse leader as knowledge worker.
4. Your PowerPoint should Include (please see attached document) the hypothetical scenario you originally shared in the Discussion Forum. Include your examination of the data that you could use, how the data might be accessed/collected, and what knowledge might be derived from that data. Be sure to incorporate feedback received from your colleagues’ responses.
** AT least 3 references**
** APA 7 Guidelines**
Deadline

Friday 3/12/2021
Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker
The term “knowledge worker” was first coined by management consultant and author
Peter Drucker in his book,
The Landmarks of Tomorrow
(1959)
. Drucker defined
knowledge workers as high

level workers who apply theoretical and analytical
knowledge, acquired through formal training, to develop products and services. Does
this sound familiar?
Nurses are very much knowledge workers. What has changed
since Drucker’s time are
the ways that knowledge can be acquired. The volume of data that can now be
generated and the tools used to access this data have evolved significantly in recent
years and helped healthcare professionals (among many others) to ass
ume the role of
knowledge worker in new and powerful ways.
Reference: Drucker, P. (1959).
The landmarks of tomorrow. New York, NY: HarperCollins
Publishers.
To Prepare:
·
Review the concepts of informatics as presented in the Resources.
(Attached articles)
References
Sweeney, J. (2017). Healthcare Informatics.
Online
Journal
of
Nursing
Informatics
,
21
(1), 4

1.
References
NAGLE, L. M., SERMEUS, W., & JUNGER, A. (2017). Evolving Role of the
Nursing Informatics
Specialist…NI 2016, Switzerland.
Studies
in
Health
Technology
&
Informatics
,
232
, 212

221. https://doi

org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.3233/978

1

61499

738

2

212
·
Reflect on the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
·
Consider how knowledge may be informed by data that is collected/accessed.
The Assignment:
In this Assignment, you will consider the evolving role of the nurse leader and how this
evolution has led nurse leaders to assume the role of knowledge worker
:
·
Y
ou will prepare a
PowerPoint presentation with an infographic
(graphic that visually
represents information, data, or knowledge. Infographics are intended to present
information quickly and clearly.) to
educate others on the role of nurse as knowledge
worker.
1.
Explain the concept of a knowledge worker.
2.
Define and explain nursing informatics and highlight the role of a nurse
leader as a knowledge worker.
3.
Include one slide that
visually
represents
the role of a nurse leader as
knowledge worker.
Deadline – Friday 3/12/2021
Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker
The term “knowledge worker” was first coined by management consultant and author
Peter Drucker in his book, The Landmarks of Tomorrow (1959). Drucker defined
knowledge workers as high-level workers who apply theoretical and analytical
knowledge, acquired through formal training, to develop products and services. Does
this sound familiar?
Nurses are very much knowledge workers. What has changed since Drucker’s time are
the ways that knowledge can be acquired. The volume of data that can now be
generated and the tools used to access this data have evolved significantly in recent
years and helped healthcare professionals (among many others) to assume the role of
knowledge worker in new and powerful ways.
Reference: Drucker, P. (1959). The landmarks of tomorrow. New York, NY: HarperCollins
Publishers.
To Prepare:
 Review the concepts of informatics as presented in the Resources. (Attached articles)
References
Sweeney, J. (2017). Healthcare Informatics. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 21(1), 4–1.
References
NAGLE, L. M., SERMEUS, W., & JUNGER, A. (2017). Evolving Role of the
Nursing Informatics Specialist…NI 2016, Switzerland. Studies in Health
Technology & Informatics, 232, 212–221. https://doi-
org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-738-2-212
 Reflect on the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
 Consider how knowledge may be informed by data that is collected/accessed.
The Assignment:
In this Assignment, you will consider the evolving role of the nurse leader and how this
evolution has led nurse leaders to assume the role of knowledge worker:
 You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation with an infographic (graphic that visually
represents information, data, or knowledge. Infographics are intended to present
information quickly and clearly.) to educate others on the role of nurse as knowledge
worker.
1. Explain the concept of a knowledge worker.
2. Define and explain nursing informatics and highlight the role of a nurse
leader as a knowledge worker.
3. Include one slide that visually represents the role of a nurse leader as
knowledge worker.
HEALTH INFORMATICS 2
Discussion Week 1
Within the contemporary mental healthcare sector within the psychiatric unit in hospitals, professionals have realized the importance of availability a wide range of information in regards to patients so as to identify the best approach to treatment. This notion explains the main reason behind the increased changing roles for nursing information specialists whereby healthcare centers seek to improve the quality of care while at the same time reducing the rising healthcare expenditures and increased risk of chronic disease incidences during healthcare (Nagle et al., 2017 p.215).
Some of the important data within the evidence based patient care practice involves the patient background, family history, and the patient’s mental health history which is normally conducted using tools like the Mental status Examination during diagnosis (Forrest & Blenenfeld, 2020). The data could be used to provide personalized or individualized treatment plan since mental problems are usually described as unique to every patient within the psychiatry health sector. This information could be collected via electronically recorded interviews with the patients as well as simple questionnaires that could be sent to the respective family members for filling. However, accessibility to this information requires an integrative information system of recording and reporting crucial information related to the patient.
Some of the important information that could be derived from the data involves the origin of the patient’s mental problems such as delinquent behavior whereby a history of family violence could help establish the main reason behind the morally backward behaviors. This notion also provides a platform for development of a treatment plan, for example, whereby a nurse leader could use the information to determine the most prevalent reason behind the mental problems being exhibited by a variety of patients. The statistical analysis of the data could help back the clinical reasoning by nursing leaders about the best mode of treatment for mental health patients exhibiting the same problems such as juvenile delinquents. It is worth noting that the work of healthcare professionals involves making sure that the informatics are effectively used to facilitate effective time management and not slow the treatment process hence faster identification of the patient needs, as well as the most effective framework to use during treatment aligns with the main purpose of incorporating informatics into the healthcare system (Sweeney & Julianne, 2017 p.3).
References
Forrest, J. S., Shortridge, A. B., Talavera, F., & Bienenfeld, D. (2020). History and mental status examination: Overview, patient history, mental status examination. Medscape. https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/293402-overview
Nagle, Sermeus, W., Junger, A., & Bloomberg. (2017). Evolving Role of the Nursing Informatics Specialist. Forecasting Informatics Competencies for Nurses in the Future of Connected Health, 212-221. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-738-2-212
Sweeney, J. (Feb, 2017). Healthcare Informatics. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 21( 1), Available at http://www.himss.org/ojni
Feedback
Karen Robson WALDEN INSTRUCTOR MANAGER
RE: Discussion – Week 1
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Hi Ariel, thank you for your initial post including the information describing the role of data and clinical reasoning. Technology may support clinical reasoning among healthcare professionals, including nurse leaders. Chon et al. (2019) describes the use of technology, specifically gaming, to support sound clinical reasoning and decision making in healthcare education. Chon et al. (2019) reminds the reader educational, serious games support simulation of clinical workflows and provide an opportunity for one to acquire knowledge. The gaming experience described by Chon et al. (2019) included a simulation exercise in an emergency department setting and evaluated knowledge before and after participation in the gaming experience. Overall, the study had a significant impact on knowledge retention and the overall impression among the medical students (who volunteered to participate) was positive. Chon et al. (2019) concluded serious gaming is an effective learning strategy in addition to formal teaching to gain knowledge.
Does anyone have any thoughts regarding this? Do you think innovative technology (such as gaming) supports clinical reasoning in healthcare?
Chon, S. H., Timmermann, F., Dratsch, T., Schuelper, N., Plum, P., Berlth, F., … & Kleinert, R. (2019). Serious games in surgical medical education: a virtual emergency department as a tool for teaching clinical reasoning to medical students. Journal of Medical Internet Research Serious Games, 7(1), e13028.
 
ARIEL CORDOVA Lopez
RE: Discussion – Week 1
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Dr. Robson,
I believe technology has an effective method of providing a safe and risk free environment to support the development of skills and knowledge of nurses and physicians mainly because the simulation provides a real—time depiction of the events that happens within the Emergency room, or example. Thus, I think that the fact that a person can redo their mistakes helps develop their skills by identifying errors and subsequently learning how to handle them. This notion also supports clinical reasoning mainly because the best practices can be identified from the simulation. An example of this involves a simulation of the theater whereby the best strategies for coordinating the activities to save on time can be identified from the simulation.
Karen Robson WALDEN INSTRUCTOR MANAGER
RE: Discussion – Week 1
Top of Form
Hi Ariel. Thanks so much for your insight and continued discussion. Simulation is an effective learning strategy, especially if an experienced facilitator guides the simulation experience. Pre/post test scores evaluating knowledge retention is one form of data collection and analysis that can be used to improve teaching strategies.
Thanks again for your discussion.
Dr. Robson
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