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Expiration Date: February 28, 2018
"Nursing Informatics (NI) is the specialty of nursing that integrates nursing science with information science and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice" (American Nurses Association, 2014). Nursing Informatics practices center on managing and communicating information and knowledge within any healthcare system. This sharing of information supports consumers, patients, other healthcare providers and administration. This support is created through the use of information structure, processes and technology. Nursing Informatics provides the nurse with essential information on how to utilize this technology.
- Employ the core nursing informatics principles.
- Differentiate among the ways that knowledge and data are acquired, processed, generated, and disseminated.
- Demonstrate the role of the nursing informatics professional and its value in the vast field of healthcare provision.
Dee McGonigle, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
, is a professor in the graduate programs and Chair of the virtual Learning environments (VLEs) at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She brings more than 35 years of experience in nursing and nursing informatics to this position. Dr McGonigle is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a Fellow in the NLN Academy of Nursing Education. She is also a Certified Distance Education Instructor and a Certified Nurse Educator. She holds a doctoral degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in family in the community and nursing education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Pennsylvania State University.
Kathleen Mastrian, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Program Coordinator for the Shenango Campus of Penn State. She has a PhD in Sociology with an emphasis on Medical Sociology, A Master’s degree in Nursing from Pitt and a BS in Nursing from Penn State. She has been involved in the education of non-traditional aged students for 30 years in the RN to BS nursing program. She is one of the founding proposers to place the RN to BS program online for the Penn State’s World Campus, has developed three of the courses for that curriculum, and teaches at least one section per semester for the World Campus RN to BS program. She has extensive experience teaching informatics, research and sociology for the Shenango campus and has taught online for the World Campus for over 5 years.
Kim V. Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC (Workbook Author), is the lead nurse planner at Western Schools. Kim is certified in nursing professional development and holds a master’s degree in nursing education from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) School of Nursing in New Orleans. She has been a nurse educator, planning nursing and interprofessional continuing education for healthcare providers for 14 years.
From 2009 to 2014, Kim served as coordinator/director of continuing education for the LSUHSC School of Nursing, where she continues as a guest instructor for graduate classes on professional development and continuing education. She also continues to serve as an appraiser for primary credentialing as a team leader and team member for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), as well as for joint accreditation in medicine, nursing, and pharmacy for the ANCC/COA. Kim worked for several years in intensive care units and as a chemotherapy nurse.
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