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NR 599 Nursing Informatics for Advanced Practice Week 1 Discussion

NR 599 Nursing Informatics for Advanced Practice Week 1 Discussion

NR 599 Nursing Informatics for Advanced Practice Week 1 Discussion

Online courses can seem impersonal. One way to build community is to get to know one another. We are going to use an introduction discussion forum to start building our course community.

My name is Krista Khalik, wife and mother of a son who will be 24 this coming Saturday, a daughter who will be 18 in June, and a son who just turned 4 in February. I moved to Clayton, North Carolina in 2015, but my hometown is New York. I am currently employed as an Appeals & Grievances Clinical Nurse Specialist for a Managed Care Health Insurance Company. I have been a nurse since 2010, working previously as a CHHA Home Care Nurse, Wound Care Nurse, and Home IV Infusion Nurse. I chose to become a mental health nurse practitioner and work with children and teens with special needs and other developmental and mental illnesses. My aspiration as a mental health practitioner is to help those with mental health needs overcome any mental health distress and the ability to be able to maintain a livelihood within their mental capacity. One, of the reasons I chose to pursue this area of practice, is because my 4-year-old, who was born prematurely at 28 weeks old, was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2, and I already knew he had Autism due to him showing signs at 6 months years old. His diagnosis has inspired me to learn more about his diagnosis, other developmental disorders, and mental health illnesses of children and teens; and also with meeting several other families of children in the NICU with other diagnoses has eager me aware and intuitive into learning more and striving to care for those in need.

 

During what month were you born? 

I was born on January 2nd.

 

What does informatics mean to you? Provide one detailed example. 

My thoughts on informatics are based on the perspectives of nursing and providing nursing care within the realms of the advanced infrastructure of the 21st century, thus utilizing the advanced technological systems, devices, health programs, and privacy laws for the purposes of assessing, diagnosing and providing safe, effective, collaborative and holistic care to patients and their families.

What specifically about informatics do you want to learn in this course? 

What I specifically would like to learn about this course is the importance and key elements of informatics within my future practice as a mental health nurse practitioner, and how to apply informatics within my clinical profession.

My name is Lindsey Tsourounis and I am excited to be starting this Nursing Informatics class.  I have been a nurse for 16 years and currently work in a preop unit that I LOVE in Baltimore, MD.  I was born in March, so it’s actually my birth month and will be celebrating at the end of the month by taking my kids to Florida to see my parents for spring break.

 

Informatics is using technology to create systems to improve our processes, quality of care, communication, and reduce errors. Nursing informatics is constantly evolving as technology improves and as we search for ways to improve our nursing processes to improve patient outcomes. For example, when I first started working in the Emergency Department, all of our charting and orders were on paper. There were three different computer logins for printing out lab labels, moving patients in the computer system, and managing flow on a hospital board. Then we had a big roll out of changes in our computer system to combine all these processes into one and start putting assessments into the computer and seeing physicians’ orders.  Over my many years working in a hospital, I have seen major changes in how technology affects our processes. It is a continuous process and there are many disciplines involved to work together to improve our nursing care.

 

During this class I would like to learn about clinical decision tools that use EBP to provide care to patients. Understanding how current data is collected and analyzed to support clinical decisions will help strengthen my practice as I advance in my role as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Here is me with my kids. They are my “Why” in everything I do. I am a single mom and I have a daughter named Zoey (6) and a son named Lucas (8).  They are excited for me that I am a “colleger” again, and my son is already planning our vacation when I graduate in two years.

Course Outcomes

This assignment is guided by the following Course Outcome (CO):

CO4 Exemplify professional values and scholarship to support professional and personal development.

Purpose

Online courses can seem impersonal. One way to build community is to get to know one another. We are going to use an introduction forum to start building our course community.

Activity Learning Outcomes

Through this reflection, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

Introduce yourself to your peers and faculty (CO4)

Establish a personal baseline assessment of your informatics knowledge and goals (CO4)

Requirements:

Post a written response in the forum to EACH question. Each response should be substantive and provide enough detail to answer the question comprehensively. This assignment DOES NOT require citation or references.

During what month were you born?

What does informatics mean to you? Provide one detailed example.

What specifically about informatics do you want to learn in this course?

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Select one personal photograph which has significant meaning to you. Attach the photograph in JPEG or PDF format to the discussion forum AND provide a caption. The following hyperlink includes instructions for uploading an image: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10700-4212190965 (Links to an external site.)

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ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS

Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.

Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.

One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.

I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.

Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.

In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.

Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).

Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.

APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).

Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.

I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.

Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.

As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.

It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.

LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.

Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.

Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?

Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.

Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.

Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.

If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.

I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.

As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:

Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.

Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.