THE NURSE LEADER AS KNOWLEDGE WORKER

THE NURSE LEADER AS KNOWLEDGE WORKER

THE NURSE LEADER AS KNOWLEDGE WORKER

 

The term “knowledge worker” was first coined by management consultant and author Peter Drucker in his book, The Landmarks of Tomorrow (1959). Drucker defined knowledge workers as high-level workers who apply theoretical and analytical knowledge, acquired through formal training, to develop products and services. Does this sound familiar?

Nurses are very much knowledge workers. What has changed since Drucker’s time are the ways that knowledge can be acquired. The volume of data that can now be generated and the tools used to access this data have evolved significantly in recent years and helped healthcare professionals (among many others) to assume the role of knowledge worker in new and powerful ways.

In this Assignment, you will consider the evolving role of the nurse leader and how this evolution has led nurse leaders to assume the role of knowledge worker. You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation with an infographic (graphic that visually represents information, data, or knowledge. lnfographics are intended to present information quickly and clearly.) to educate others on the role of nurse as knowledge worker.

Reference: Drucker, P (1959). The landmarks of tomorrow. New York, NY· HarperCollins Publishers.

 

RESOURCES

Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity. Click the weekly resources link to access the resources.

WEEKLY RESOURCES

To Prepare:

  • Review the concepts of informatics as presented in the
  • Reflect on the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge
  • Consider how knowledge may be informed by data that is collected/accessed.

The Assignment:

  • Explain the concept of a knowledge
  • Define and explain nursing informatics and highlight the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge

 

  • Include one slide that visually represents the role of a nurse leader as knowledge
  • Your PowerPoint should Include the hypothetical scenario you originally shared in the Discussion Include your examination of the data that you could use, how the data might be accessed/collected, and what knowledge might be derived from that data. Be sure to incorporate feedback received from your colleagues’ responses.

BY DAY 7 OF WEEK 2

Submit your completed Presentation.

 

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