Role of the Nurse Informaticists in Systems Development Assignment

Role of the Nurse Informaticists in Systems Development Assignment

Assume you are a nurse manager on a unit where a new nursing documentation system is to be implemented. You want to ensure that the system will be usable and acceptable for the nurses impacted. You realize a nurse leader must be on the implementation team.

To Prepare:

Review the steps of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and reflect on the scenario presented.
Consider the benefits and challenges associated with involving a nurse leader on an implementation team for health information technology.
The Assignment: (2-3 pages not including the title and reference page)

In preparation of filling this role, develop a 2- to 3-page role description for a graduate-level nurse to guide his/her participation on the implementation team. The role description should be based on the SDLC stages and tasks and should clearly define how this individual will participate in and impact each of the following steps:


Planning and requirements definition
Design of the new system
Post-implementation support
Use APA format and include a title page and reference page.
Use the Safe Assign Drafts to check your match percentage before submitting your work.

I suggest setting up your paper using the bullets above as headings. This is a good organizational tip.

Review the sample formatted paper I have sent in a past announcement for the proper set up of the title page (use this formatted paper if you like and just write over)
The first heading is the title of your paper, bolded
The introduction paragraph includes the main points (consider the areas noted in the bullets above). Also include a purpose statement: The purpose of this paper is…….
Write about each area but do not do so literally. Writing in first person is frowned upon in academic papers. Just delete the “I”, “we”, “they”, “she”, “him” terms and the sentence should be fine.

ALWAYS include a conclusion paragraph that reminds the reader of the main points in your paper.
the References page. The heading is References, bolded, and should be centered. Review how to format references.
Please note the need to integrate credible, outside and course specific resources to demonstrate critical thinking and lend support to your ideas in your assignments. As a guide, you should incorporate 3 or more peer-reviewed sources and 2 or more course resources for these assignments.


Required reading
McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2022). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (5th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Chapter 9, Systems Development Life Cycle: Nursing Informatics and Organizational Decision Making (pp. 191–204)
Chapter 12,Electronic Security
Chapter 13, Achieving Excellence by Managing Workflow and Initiating Quality Projects
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (n.d.a). Health IT evaluation toolkit and evaluation measures quick reference guide Links to an external site.. Retrieved January 26, 2022, from
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (n.d.b). Workflow assessment for health IT toolkitLinks to an external site.. Retrieved January 26, 2022, from

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