American Nurses Association (ana), competencies and standards
Part 1: ANA Competencies & Standards Recognition
While I’m an AI model with no personal preferences, I can still explain the ANA functional regions, TIGER competencies and QSEN capabilities that a nurse informaticist could develop based on their relationship to my role.
These are the ANA areas of interest to nurse informaticists:
- Leadership: Nursing informaticists play a leadership role in encouraging informatics adoption, and the promotion of the use technology in patient care.
- Information Technology and Informatics: Nursing informaticists design, implement and assess information systems that will support safe, efficient and effective patient care.
- Data Management and Analytical: Nursing informaticists use information to make informed decisions, track quality, and improve results.
- Interprofessional Informatics: Nurse informaticists work with other health professionals to incorporate informatics in education and practice.
A nurse informaticist could develop TIGER competences based upon how they relate with the ANA functional areas.
- Computer skills: Basic computer knowledge is necessary to effectively manage informatics.
- Information literacy is essential for nurses who are interested in information technology. They must know how to evaluate and access data to aid their decision making.
- Information technology design for nurses: To create effective information systems, informaticists in nursing must be familiar with the fundamentals of informatics.
- Improvement in quality: Nurse informaticists should use data analytics and monitoring to increase the quality of their care.
Based on their relationship to the ANA functional area, the QSEN competencies a nurse informaticist might develop are:
- Patients-centered care. Nurse informaticists must design systems that ensure patient safety and satisfaction.
- Evidence-based nursing: Nursing informaticists need to use analytics and data to make informed decisions that will improve the patient’s outcomes.
- Improvement in quality: Nurse informaticists must use data to improve the patient’s outcomes and monitor their quality.
- Informatics: Nursing informaticists need to use technology for patient care, decision-making and support.
Part 2: ANA Standards for Nursing Practice
Interviews are not possible for me as an AI model. However, I’m able to give guidance regarding the questions.
The student must:
- Explain how their vision of their future as a nurse informaticist compares with the interview subject’s current role.
- Compare what they can see for the role of nurse informaticist with what their interview subject faces every day.
- Determine how the ANA functional areas, TIGER competencies, and QSEN competencies identified relate to their interview subject’s current role and assess if these are still relevant or aligned to the student’s future role as a nurse informaticist.
- Based on interviews, assess if the interviewer’s assessment of the candidate’s knowledge, skills and attitude about functional areas, standards or competencies has changed, broadened or been strengthened.
At the end of each presentation, the student must provide references using APA style. Finally, the student must submit completed Module 4 Interview Guidelines.