The purpose of this assignment is to encourage you to develop information literacy skills, effectively use APA format in creating a formal paper, develop clear and concise writing skills, and increase your knowledge and understanding of nursing informatics and healthcare information technology concepts.
FINAL PAPER TOPIC GUIDELINES
Choose a topic from the course in which you have an interest. Apply informatics theory and content from the course modules, informed by current literature and course materials. Some possible topics include the following:
The Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Data Analytics/Data Mining in Healthcare IT
Standardized Terminologies in Documentation (SNOMED/LOINC)
Mobile Healthcare Information Technologies
Human Technology Interface/Usability in Healthcare IT
Roles/Competencies/Development of Nursing Informaticists
Patient Engagement Technologies
Theoretical framework examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
Graves and Corcoran’s Model
Data/Information/Knowledge/Wisdom (DIKW) Model
Rogers’s Diffusion of Innovation Theory
Lewin’s Change Theory
Note: The theoretical framework will serve as the underlying foundation for the paper. Here, you are to demonstrate how it may be applied to a specific nursing informatics issue.
Using that topic and the theoretical framework or model, write a paper that must be between 3750 to 6000 words (15 to 20 pages) in the narrative, not including the title and reference pages. This assignment is worth 25% of the final course grade.
The paper should follow APA format and include the following sections:
Implications and conclusions with future directions
References (minimum 7 to 10)
Please note that this is a high-level guide, but you should refer to the grading rubric for a comprehensive description of the paper requirements.
WRITING AND RESEARCH RESOURCES
The following links provide online writing and research aids to help you with your paper assignments.
OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University
Writer’s Handbook, the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
Information Literacy for TESU Students (an online guide from the New Jersey State Library to assist you in starting your research, searching databases for articles, citing sources, using ILLiad to request books or articles, etc.
Nursing Assignment on Final Project Nursing informatics