Discussion: The Application of Data to Problem-Solving

In this Discussion, you will consider a scenario that would benefit from access to data and how such access could facilitate both problem-solving and knowledge formation.

Post a description of the focus of your scenario. Describe the data that could be used and how the data might be collected and accessed. What knowledge might be derived from that data? How would a nurse leader use clinical reasoning and judgment in the formation of knowledge from this experience?


McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2017). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
• Chapter 1, “Nursing Science and the Foundation of Knowledge” (pp. 7–19)
• Chapter 2, “Introduction to Information, Information Science, and Information Systems” (pp. 21–33)
• Chapter 3, “Computer Science and the Foundation of Knowledge Model” (pp. 35–62)

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