​Nurs 6051

​Portfolio Assignment: The Role of the Nurse Informaticist in Systems Development and Implementation

 

In the media introduction to this module, it was suggested that you as a nurse have an important role in the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). With a focus on patient care and outcomes, nurses may not always see themselves as contributors to the development of new systems. However, as you may have observed in your own experience, exclusion of nurse contributions when implementing systems can have dire consequences. 

 

 

Assume you are a nurse manager on a unit where a new nursing documentation system is to be implemented. You want to ensure that the system will be usable and acceptable for the nurses impacted. You realize a nurse leader must be on the implementation team.

To Prepare:

  • Review the steps of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and reflect on the scenario presented.
  • Consider the benefits and challenges associated with involving a nurse leader on an implementation team for health information technology.

The Assignment: (3-4 pages not including the title and reference page)

In preparation for filling this role, develop a 3- to 4-page role description for a graduate-level nurse to guide his/her participation on the implementation team. The role description should be based on the SDLC stages and tasks and should clearly define how this individual will participate in and impact each of the following steps:

  • Planning and requirements definition
  • Analysis
  • Design of the new system
  • Implementation
  • Post-implementation support
  • Use APA format and include a title page and reference page.
  • Use the Safe Assign Drafts to check your match percentage before submitting your work.

NB: References cannot be more than 3 years old. You have to have At-lease 3 references.

 

​Rubric

 

 

Develop a 3- to 4-page role description for a graduate-level nurse to guide his/her participation in the implementation team. The role description should be based on the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) stages and tasks and should clearly define how this individual will participate in and impact each of the following steps: _  Planning and requirements definition -·   Analysis –·   Design of the new system __·   Implementation –·   Post-implementation support 

Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate the continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. 

Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation 

Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows  the correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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