Assignment 1 WEEK 1
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.
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.
Reference: Drucker, P. (1959). The landmarks of tomorrow. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.
· Review the concepts of informatics as presented in the Resources.
· Reflect on the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
· Consider how knowledge may be informed by data that is collected/accessed.
· Explain the concept of a knowledge worker.
· Define and explain nursing informatics and highlight the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
· Include one slide that visually represents the role of a nurse leader as knowledge worker.
· Your PowerPoint should Include 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.
· McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2022). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (5th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
· Chapter 1, “Nursing Science and the Foundation of Knowledge” (pp. 7–17)
· Chapter 2, “Introduction to Information, Information Science, and Information Systems” (pp. 21–32)
· Chapter 3, “Computer Science and the Foundation of Knowledge Model” (pp. 35–64)
· Nagle, L., Sermeus, W., & Junger, A. (2017). Evolving Role of the Nursing Informatics Specialist Links to an external site. . In J. Murphy, W. Goosen, & P. Weber (Eds.), Forecasting Competencies for Nurses in the Future of Connected Health (212-221). Clifton, VA: IMIA and IOS Press. Retrieved from https://serval.unil.ch/resource/serval:BIB_4A0FEA56B8CB.P001/REF
· Sweeney, J. (2017). Healthcare informatics Links to an external site. . Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 21(1).
· Walden University, LLC. (Producer). (2018). Health Informatics and Population Health: Trends in Population Health [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
blic Health Informatics Institute. (2017). Public Health Informatics: “translating” knowledge for health Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLUygA8Hpfo
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDevelop a 5- to 6-slide PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following:· Explain the concept of a knowledge worker.· Define and explain nursing informatics.||
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDevelop a graphic visual representation of the role of the nurse leader as a knowledge worker. On the slide, include an explanation of the role.||
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePresent the hypothetical scenario you originally shared in the Discussion Forum. Include your examination of the data you could use, how the data might be accessed/collected, and what knowledge might be derived from the data. Be sure to incorporate feedback received from your colleagues’ replies.||
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePowerPoint presentation:The presentation is professional; images are appropriately attributed; images are clear. The presentation text is readable. Presentation flows well and is presented in a logical order.||
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResources||
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting – English writing standards:Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation||
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting – APA:The reference list and image attribution list follow correct APA format||