Exercises, Activities, and Rounds

Exercises, Activities, and Rounds

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Describe, explain, and assess the exercises, activities, or rounds.
Include two that you plan to use in the beginning stage of the group, three that you will use during the middle stage, and two that you will use at the end of the group.

Describe the activities in enough detail so a reader can envision what will happen.
Explain the rationale for the activities. Be sure to explain how these exercises fit the needs of the group at a particular stage.
Assess these activities from a real-world standpoint by putting yourself in the position of a group member. Describe how you would respond to the activities. What are the challenges, and how can you overcome them to make the activities succeed? To answer this, you can draw on your experience of observing a group session at the beginning of the course.

Week 2 Application instructions
For this Application Assignment, you are to write a 3- to 4-page paper on the concept of nurses as knowledge workers. Reflect on your own practices and review your reading from this week. Make sure to refer to your Application Assignments Rubric prior to submission. Then address the following:
•    Select one of the following nursing work environments: clinical, education, administration, or research, and describe how nurses manage knowledge in the context of that work environment.
•    Consider how you have managed change in your workflow as a result of using some form of computer-based information technology. (If you do not use computer-based information technology, select another kind of information technology.)
•    Then provide at least one example of an information technology you use today that at one point you previously did not utilize (perhaps last year or in a previous employment).
•    Summarize how this information technology has impacted your practice of nursing. (If you do not use any computer-based information technology in your practice, review the media presentation and readings for this week and select at least one type of computer-based information technology.) Discuss how you would use this technology and how this technology could influence your work.
Include an analysis of how this form of information technology impacts the profession of nursing.

Support your response with the information presented in readings from professional nursing literature and the Learning Resources. Refer to the Application Assignment Rubric prior to submission.

This Application Assignment is due by Day 7 of Week 2.

Resources readings

Course Text: Hebda, T., & Czar, P. (2013). Handbook of informatics for nurses and healthcare professionals (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Chapter 1, “Informatics in the Healthcare Professions”
This chapter provides background and introductory information on informatics in nursing. It also discusses informatics competencies and factors that impact patient safety.

Course Text: American Nurses Association. (2008). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: Author.

“Introduction” and “Metastructures, Concepts, and Tools of Nursing Informatics” (pp. 1–15)
Nursing informatics is introduced and the key foundational components are discussed in these two sections of this book. The phenomenon of nurses as knowledge managers is also examined.


Required Article:

Benham-Hutchins, M. (2009). Frustrated with HIT? Get involved! Nursing Management, 40(1), 17–19.
Use the Ovid Nursing Journals Full Text database, and search using the article’s title, author, or journal title.

This brief article examines the need for better communication in health care practices. It discusses the importance of nurses taking part in the process to better adapt health information technologies to the needs of health care practices and environments.
Select and read one of the following:

DiCecco, K.L. (2005). Information literacy part II: Knowledge and ability in the traditional resources. Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting, 16(4), 15–22.
Use the CINAHL Plus with Full Text database, and search using the article’s title, author, or journal title.

Tools available for nursing informatics research are examined. Different resources materials are listed as well as strategies to finding information.

Fetter, M. S. (2009). Graduating nurses’ self-evaluation of information technology competencies. Journal of Nursing Education, 48(2), 86–90.
Use the CINAHL Plus with Full Text database, and search using the article’s title, author, or journal title.

Today’s nursing students want the opportunity to utilize information technology and to work in technology-rich clinical settings. This article reports on the findings of a recent study with nursing students on their attitudes toward and skills using information technology in nursing practice.

HIMSS Nursing Informatics Awareness Task Force. (2007). An emerging giant nursing informatics. Nursing Management, 38(3), 38–42.
Use the Academic Search Complete database, and search using the article’s title, author, or journal title.

In this article, the growth and impact of nursing informatics on practice is examined. The influence this growth has on education and certification is also discussed.

Lundberg, C. B. (2000). Nursing informatics: Using uniform language in patient care documentation. Nursing Economics, 18(1), 38–39.
Use the Academic Search Complete database, and search using the article’s title, author, or journal title.

While this article was written in 2000, health care continues to struggle with the issue of a lack of standard language and documentation techniques. This article examines how this lack in structure impacts nursing informatics, nursing practice, and decision making.

Repique, R. J. (2007). Computers and information technologies in psychiatric nursing. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 43(2), 77–83.
Use the Academic Search Complete database, and search using the article’s title, author, or journal title.

This article reviews the use of computers and information technology in psychiatric nursing. The article also discusses the impact of information technology on psychiatric nursing education, research, and practice.

Skiba, D. J., & Rizzolo, M. A. (2009). National league for nursing’s informatics agenda. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 27(1), 66–68.
Use the Ovid Nursing Journals Full Text database, and search using the article’s title, author, or journal title.

In an effort to ensure that future nurses are prepared to work in technology-driven and patient-centered health care environments, many nursing organizations are pushing for changes in nursing education and professional development programs. This article discusses the recommended changes put forth by the National League for Nursing (NLN).
Optional Resources


Course Text: Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice
“Functional Areas for Nursing Informatics” (pp. 16–31)

Scherffius, J. A. (2009). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge. AORN Journal, 89(4), 777–778.
Use the ProQuest Central database, and search using the article’s title.
Web Sites

American Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics Working Group

Alliance for Nursing Informatics

American Nursing Informatics Association

With these Learning Resources in mind, please proceed to the Discussion.

NURS 3010 3: APA Information
Posted on: Monday, December 1, 2014
Students: Attached are some helpful tips related to APA. All papers are to be formatted with APA unless specified otherwise and it is important to learn the basics of APA. I have put together a list of the main areas to learn in an effort to assist students in formatting their assignments. Do not forget there are many resources in the Writing Center, Student Success, and the Internet.

Please be sure you review the UTube video on APA formatting.  Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pbUoNa5tyY
I am looking for the following in your papers:
1.  Running head:  ALL CAPS on the cover sheet.
2. ALL CAPS as the running head on sheets 2 and forward.  The words Running head are only written on the cover sheet.
3.  The paper written in Times New Roman 12 font.
4. In text citation format – (Smith, 2013) for paraphrased material.
5. In text citation format – (Smith, 2013, p.22) for direct quotes.
6. Smith and Jones (2013) when using the authors in the sentences.
7. When the authors names are used at the end of the sentences, then the formatting should be   (Smith & Jones, 2013).  The ampersand is used when the parentheses are used.
8.  The title of the paper centered at the top of the second page.
9. The title of the journal or the text book in italics.
10. Reference list guidelines:
a. The first letter of the first word of the title of the journal article or the textbook is capitalized, any proper name in the title has the first letter capitalized, and the first letter of the first word following a colon in the title is capitalized.
b. The reference list is written in alphabetical order by the last name of the author.
c. The in text citations must match the reference list.  If Smith and Jones (2013) is used in the paper, then this reference must be on the reference list and in the same order for the authors, e.g.
Smith, F. & Jones, J. (2013). Education of children with childhood obesity. Journal of
Pediatric Nursing, 66, (2) 25-32.
d. Web site example –
American Heart Association. (2014). Cardiac enzyme values. Retrieved February 20, 2014 from http://www.AHA.com/full/url/.
11.  The punctuation is written after the citation.

Please make sure you follow these formatting guidelines and use the Writing Center or the UTube for examples.

Dr. Korbe


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