Transitioning From a Task Focus to Knowledge Work


Readings are as follows:

Readings are as follows:

McGonigle, D. & Mastrian, K. (2015). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Chapter 7: Informatics Roles and the Knowledge Work of Nursing

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). (n.d.). Crosswalk of the master’s essentials with the baccalaureate and DNP essentials. Retrieved from

American Association of Colleges of Nursing QSEN Consortium. (2012). Graduate-level QSEN competencies: Knowledge, skills and attitudes. Retrieved from

Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2011). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

McGonigle, D. & Mastrian, K. (2015). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Reay, T., Goodrick, E., Casebeer, A., & Hinings, C. R. (2013). Legitimizing new practices in primary health care. Health Care Management Review, 38(1), 9–19. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0b013e31824501b6

Scott, E. S. & Miles, J. (2013). Advancing leadership capacity in nursing. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 37(1), 77–82. doi:10.1097/NAQ.0b013e3182751998

The TIGER Initiative. (2013). About TIGER: TIGER Vision Statement. Retrieved from

The TIGER Initiative. (n.d.). Revolutionary leadership driving healthcare innovation: The TIGER leadership development collaborative report. Retrieved from

The TIGER Initiative. (n.d.). Transforming education for an informatics agenda: TIGER education and faculty development collaborative. Retrieved from

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Discussion: Transitioning From a Task Focus to Knowledge Work (graded)

Class, do you think that it is knowledge-oriented? Can a new grad have that skill-set from perhaps a previous non-nursing career that can then be transferred into their nursing career? 

Explore various nurse roles, competencies, and skills in informatics. (POs 2, 11)

Consider the fact that nurses are knowledge workers; how does nursing move from a task-completion focus to an outcomes-achievement focus?

Things to consider as you write your response …. Have there been a time when you were strictly task-oriented? Is being mainly task-oriented to the condition of the practice of nursing as a whole? How can we transition to more integrated knowledge, outcomes-achievement focused practice? How is Nursing Informatics related to / utilized for this movement toward outcomes-achievement focused practice? 

How do you get involved in your organization now and / or how can you get involved to help this transition? Who are the key stakeholders you need to get in from? There are always politics involved in figuring out who the key decision makers are within any facility.

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