Lifelong learning and continuing education to advance skills and enhance competencies are hallmarks of professional practice. This has never been truer than today in our era of information technology and information management. In order to have a voice in the decisions made in your setting, nurses must have strong knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to informatics.
The "TIGER-based Assessment of Nursing Informatics Competencies (TANIC©) survey" consists of three main areas where you will analyze your skills in computer competencies: The first is basic computer competencies, the second area is information literacy competencies and the third and final area is information management competencies).
For this Assignment:
Complete the “TIGER-based Assessment of Nursing Informatics Competencies (TANIC©) survey” provided in this week’s Resources. Be sure to complete the TANIC survey by Day 3 of this week.
Reflect on the answers you provided within your survey.
Consider how you could improve your skills in these areas, and identify resources within your organization as well as external resources that could be used to develop nursing informatics competencies.
Find one scholarly resource to inform your self-evaluation and/or plan.
Use the Self-Assessment Paper template from this week’s Resources. No abstract or reference list is required for the AWE Checklist.
Provide a brief overview of the TANIC © tool, and your strengths and weaknesses as outlined in your self-assessment.
Choose at least one skill that is pertinent to your current position or future goals in which you need to strengthen your abilities for each of the three main areas (basic computer competencies, information literacy competencies, and information management competencies).
Outline a brief plan for developing these competencies. In your plan, identify resources that can assist and are available to you within your organization or one with which you are familiar. Identify any external resources, and explain how these resources are relevant to your current practice and/or future goals.
Analyze how developing nursing informatics competencies contributes to your effectiveness as a nurse.