Joy N. Tinsen
August 3, 2014
Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership
Information literacy is foundational to scholarship, practice, and leadership. The three areas are dependent on information for their basic functions. Scholarship, practice, and leadership require information literacy: the ability to find, evaluate, and organize information for efficient operation. Nursing requires a high level of scholarship, practice, and leadership from initial entry to the profession. Information literacy is crucial to every area of nursing.
Nursing in Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership
Scholarship in nursing begins before entering a nursing program, in the prerequisites required for …show more content…
Nursing, like many other professions, has seen information literacy change at a phenomenal rate. Nurses must be computer literate for daily practice. Information systems require nurse interaction to store patient data. These systems provide treatment suggestions, warnings, and teaching information for the patient. The nursing practitioner may spend as much as 35% of available work time on information management rather than on patient care (Yee, et al., 2012). Nurses must be able to retrieve very specific and sensitive information from multiple sources often during the course of one phone conversation. Nurses translate this information literacy into increasing leadership in the healthcare and academic …show more content…
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