How do you determine what skills or qualities will benefit you as a leader in your healthcare organization or nursing practice?
This question might be answered through the analysis of nursing informatics competencies. The analysis of these competencies provides a context for the qualities needed to effectively lead and implement projects in your healthcare organization or nursing practice.
For this Assignment, complete the nursing informatics competency assessment survey to determine what skills you may or may not have acquired. Utilizing the assessment survey, you will explore the importance of these competencies in nursing practice, as well as in the implementation of nursing informatics projects in your practice.
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- Review the “Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice” learning resource to explore competencies related to nursing practice.
- Consider the role of competencies in nursing practice. Which competencies may be the most beneficial for project management and nursing informatics?
- Reflect on which skills you might currently possess and how you might become competent in others.
- Complete the “Advanced Nursing Informatics Competency Assessment L3/L4 (NICA) Survey” in this week’s Learning Resources to assist you in evaluating the competencies.
The Assignment: (4–5 pages, and completed Nursing Informatics Competency Assessment Survey)
- Explain what competencies are most important and beneficial for your success as a leader in your practice. Be specific and provide examples.
- Appraise the leadership strategies, addressed in Standard 11, that you might employ to establish a culture that supports new information technology initiatives. Be specific.
- Analyze whether or not you currently have these skills. Then, explain approaches you might recommend implementing to become competent or more proficient in this skill.