Readings are as follows:

McGonigle, D. & Mastrian, K. (2015). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Chapter 6: Overview of Nursing Informatics

American Nurses Association. (2008). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD:

International Medical Informatics Association-Nursing Informatics Workgroup (IMIA-NI). (2009). Definition. Retrieved from

Page or paragraph numbers must be included with quotes per APA. See APA re how to format references and in-text citations i.e. capitalization issues and use of the ampersand versus the word (“and”).

Including at least one in-text citation and matching reference.

Check for grammar and spellings

Discussion- Transformation From Data to Information to Knowledge to Wisdom (DIKW) in Practice (graded)

Describe a nursing-practice situation in which you experienced the transformations of DIKW.

The course outcomes guiding our discussion continue to be CO #1 & CO #2:

CO 1: Define key terms in informatics, healthcare informatics, and nursing informatics.

CO 2: Recognize the importance of synthesizing nursing science with computer, information, and cognitive sciences.

In this question you are asked to describe something:

Firstyou will need to define/describe DIKW (be sure to write out the words for this acronym the first time you use it, don’t just write ‘DIKW’, you will loose points if you do not properly define the acronym!). Break the parts down and tell us what is meant by each item/part of this process and what this process is. This will be your first paragraph/first few sentences.
Second, the body of your post is where you will tell us your story of when YOU EXPERIENCED this transformation. Don’t just tell us about the process of transformation only and in general/generic terms (yes, tell us about it in general and generic terms in section one above, but don’t stop there, that is not enough. Many people do not discuss their personal transformation and they loose application points). Tell us about your experience of the transformation and explain each step. What part of your story is the data? How was the data transformed or seen as information? When did it become knowledge, etc. Tie your transformations to the literature that you found about this process. Show us how your transformation really was DIKW by demonstrating connections to the literature (tie your story to how the literature defines and describes DIKW). This post should be pretty heavily cited.

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