Interview with a Nursing Information Expert: Guidelines

Interview with a Nursing Information Expert: Guidelines

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to:

  • communicate your understanding of the importance of quality information in everyday nursing practice;
  • discuss the roles and responsibilities of a Nursing Information Expert; and
  • articulate how the professional nurse uses information/data in every day practice to improve outcomes.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.

CO#1: Describe patient-care technologies as appropriate to address the needs of a diverse patient population. (PO#1)

CO#4: Investigate safeguards and decision-making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers.

CO#8: Discuss the value of best evidence as a driving force to institute change in delivery of nursing care. (PO#8)

Directions

  1. See the attached interview form, which will be used to complete this assignment.
  2. Select your interviewee. This individual must be a Registered Nurse. Job titles of RNs who may be considered include, but are not limited to, Nursing Clinical Information Manager; Super User, Director/Manger Clinical Education; Chief Information Officer; Quality Assurance or Performance Improvement Nurse; Nurse Informaticist; Telenursing Specialist; Nurse Abstractor; Case Manager; Compliance Nurse.
  3. Review all questions (areas of inquiry) on the Interview Form PRIOR to conducting the interview. Note there are five required questions to ask the RN.
  4. Note there are four optional questions. You need to select only one of these to ask the RN.
  5. Note there are two follow-up questions that must be answered by you.

Prior to conducting your interview, review two scholarly resources. These resources should guide your understanding of the RN’s role and responsibilities or make you more knowledgeable about GIGO, Interprofessional Communication, or other key concepts in the questions that you may not fully understand. For example, if your interviewee is a telenurse, you would want to review information on this specialty. If you do not know what GIGO means, look it up.

  1. Conduct your interview. The length of your interview will vary but should not exceed one hour.
  2. Submit the completed interview form prior to the deadline outlined above.

Rubric

NR361_Interview_Expert

NR361_Interview_Expert

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Demographics

Initials, job title, the type of nursing information expert and date of interview are provided.

5.0 pts

Either initials, job title, or date of interview is missing. The type of nursing information expert is included.

4.0 pts

Name is provided instead of initials. Job title or date of interview is missing. The type of nursing information expert is included.

3.0 pts

Name is provided but no job title, nursing information expert or date of interview.

2.0 pts

No name, job title, nursing information expert or date of interview provided.

0.0 pts

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Required Question #1 (Career Path)

Clearly describes career path including education and experiences.

25.0 pts

Describes career path but education OR experiences are not provided.

22.0 pts

Describes career path but does not include experiences and educational background.

20.0 pts

Briefly describes career path.

10.0 pts

Fails to describe career path.

0.0 pts

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Required Question #2 (Value of Evidence)

Clearly states value of best practice as a driving force and provides key elements.

25.0 pts

States value of best practice as a driving force and provides most key elements.

22.0 pts

Describes value of best practice as a driving force but omitted some key elements.

20.0 pts

Briefly describes value of best practice as a driving force and omitted key elements.

10.0 pts

Does not discuss value of best evidence.

0.0 pts

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Required Question #3 (Support Tools)

Clearly describes safeguards and decision-making support tools that support safe practices and provides key elements.

25.0 pts

Describes safeguards and decision-making support tools that support safe practices and provides most key elements.

22.0 pts

Describes safeguards and decision-making support tools that support safe practice but omitted some key elements.

20.0 pts

Briefly describes value of best practice as a driving force and omitted key elements.

13.0 pts

Does not describe safeguards and decision-making support tools that support safe practice.

0.0 pts

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Required Question #4 (Pt. Care Technologies)

Names/lists four or more technologies that improved patient care.

25.0 pts

Names/lists three technologies that improved patient care.

22.0 pts

Names/lists two technologies that improved patient care.

20.0 pts

Names/lists one technology that improved patient care.

10.0 pts

Names/lists zero to one technologies that improved patient care.

0.0 pts

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Required Question #5 (Groups and Utilization)

Names/lists three or more groups that rely on information/data AND describes in detail how information is utilized.

25.0 pts

Names/lists one to two groups that rely on information/data AND generally describes how information is utilized.

22.0 pts

Names/lists groups but does not describe how information is utilized AND briefly describes how information is utilized.

20.0 pts

Names/lists one group but does not describe how information is utilized.

10.0 pts

Does not name/list groups and does not describe how information is utilized.

0.0 pts

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Optional Question

Clearly indicates which optional question was asked. Clearly describes answer to optional question in detail.

30.0 pts

Indicates which optional question was asked. Briefly provides answer to optional question.

26.0 pts

Indicates which optional question was asked, but answer does not address the question.

24.0 pts

Indicates which question was asked but does not provide an answer.

11.0 pts

Does not include optional question or answer.

0.0 pts

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Follow-Up Question #1 (Practice Impact)

Clearly summarizes what was learned from interaction with interviewee answers. Clearly describes how personal nursing practice will change as a result of learning about roles and responsibilities of interviewee.

30.0 pts

Generally, summarizes what was learned from interaction with interviewee answers. Generally, describes how personal nursing practice will change.

26.0 pts

Minimally summarizes what was learned. Gives a brief description of how personal nursing practice will change.

24.0 pts

Includes summary or describes how personal nursing practice will change, BUT does not include both.

11.0 pts

Fails to summarize what was learned and fails to describe how personal nursing practice will change.

0.0 pts

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Follow-Up Question #2 (Resources Utilized)

Specifically names two scholarly resources reviewed prior to interview. Clearly states how each resource helped prepare for interview.

30.0 pts

Specifically names two scholarly resources reviewed prior to interview. Generally, states how each resource helped prepare for interview.

26.0 pts

Specifically names only one scholarly resource reviewed prior to interview. Briefly states how the resource helped prepare for interview.

24.0 pts

Names scholarly resources but does not indicate how resources helped prepare for interview.

11.0 pts

Fails to indicate resources.

0.0 pts

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Scholarly Writing

Name of student and date of interview appears on Interview Form. Punctuation, APA format and sentence structure are correct.

5.0 pts

Name of student and date of interview appears on Interview Form. Minimal punctuation, sentence structure errors noted. No indications of grammar, APA format or spelling errors noted.

4.0 pts

Name of student and date of interview appears on Interview Form. Several punctuation, sentence-structure errors noted. Minor indications of grammar, APA or spelling errors noted.

3.0 pts

Name of student or date of interview is on Interview Form. Numerous punctuation, sentence-structure errors noted. Many indications of grammar, APA format or spelling errors noted.

2.0 pts

Name of student or date of interview is missing. Many punctuation, APA or sentence structure errors noted. Spelling errors not corrected prior to submission of assignment.

0.0 pts

5.0 pts

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