American Nurses Association (ANA) Competencies And Standards In Practice

To Prepare

Part 1: ANA Competencies and Standards Identification

  • Review the American Nurses Association competencies found in the Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice and reflect on the ANA functional areas detailed to determine which interests you the most.
  • Review the TIGER competencies and reflect on which of these you could develop based on how they relate to the ANA functional areas.
  • Review the QSEN competencies and reflect on which of these you could develop based on how they relate to the ANA functional areas.

Part 2: ANA Competencies and Standards in Practice

  • Identify a nurse informaticist to interview. You may interview the same nurse informaticist you interviewed in Module 2.
  • Set up an interview date and time. Consult the Module 4 Interview Guidelines handout for guidance. In the Module 4 Interview Guidelines handout, you will find a form for the interview subject to sign as proof for the interview occurring.
  • Develop interview questions that address all of the following:
    • An explanation of the interview subject’s current role.
    • A description of the challenges the interview subject has overcome, currently encounters, and foresees.
    • A description of how the ANA functional areas, TIGER competencies, and QSEN competencies relate to the interview subject’s role.
  • Evaluate your responses in Part 1 and compare your responses with the responses from your interview subject.

The Assignment

Part 1: ANA Competencies and Standards Identification

Submit a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:

  • Identify the ANA functional areas you are interested in and explain why.
  • Identify the TIGER competencies you might develop based on how they relate to the ANA functional areas you identified and explain why.
  • Identify the QSEN competencies you might develop based on how they relate to the ANA functional areas you identified and explain why.

Part 2: ANA Competencies and Standards in Nursing Practice

Create a 6- to 8-slide PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following:

  • Explain how your vision of your future as a nurse informaticist compares with the interview subject’s current role. To support your explanation, identify at least one area that has prompted you to change your vision of the future and explain how or why. Then, identify at least one area that aligns with your vision of the future and explain how or why.
  • Compare the challenges you foresee in the nurse informaticist role with the challenges your interview subject regularly encounters. To support your comparison, identify at least one challenge that has prompted you to change your interpretation of typical challenges and explain how or why. Then, identify at least one area that aligns with your interpretation of typical challenges and explain how or why.
  • Determine how the ANA functional areas, TIGER competencies, and QSEN competencies you identified relate to your interview subject’s current role. Are these functional areas and competencies still relevant or aligned to your future role as a nurse informaticist? Why or why not?
  • Based on your responses in Part 1, evaluate whether your assessment of your own knowledge, skills, and attitudes about the functional areas, standards, or competencies has changed, broadened, or strengthened your alignment based on your interview. Be sure to refer to your Part 1 responses and explain the change (or lack of change).
  • Provide references in APA style at the end of your presentation—the reference slide or slides do not count toward your Assignment total.
  • Submit the completed parts of the Module 4 Interview Guidelines handout.