NI knowledge, skills, and competencies are so pervasive in the modern technology-rich healthcare environment it is difficult to imagine one without the other. This course provided foundational and introductory knowledge regarding informatics with an emphasis on developing an understanding of concepts of nursing informatics (NI) and becoming knowledgeable about the application of informatics in advanced practice. Reflect upon one NI competency relevant to APNs which you learned in this course. Provide a brief summary (100 words or less)

One NI competency relevant to advanced practice nurses (APNs) that I have learned in this course is data management and information systems. This competency focuses on the ability to collect, organize, and analyze data to make informed decisions and improve patient outcomes. APNs need to have strong data management skills to effectively use electronic health records (EHRs), clinical decision support systems, and other health information technologies. This competency also involves ensuring data privacy and security, as APNs are responsible for protecting patient information in accordance with regulations and ethical guidelines. By developing proficiency in data management and information systems, APNs can enhance their practice and deliver high-quality care.