Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: a | Slide: 12
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing roles, responsibilities, and work settings
Slide content:Expanded Roles and Settings for Nurses Administration/management Leadership Public health Insurance companies Health IT/informatics 12
Slide notes:Career options for nurses have greatly expanded beyond the direct patient care setting. Today, nurses can be found in administrative positions, such as chief operating officers, chief executive officers, and chief information officers, as well as in other operational roles in the provider setting. Other career areas for nursing include public health, insurance companies, legal firms, pharmaceutical companies, and state and federal agencies. Health information technology and informatics have opened up significant opportunities for nurses both within the provider setting and externally, such as with consulting firms, software vendors, and other technology firms. New opportunities are expected to continue to grow in the future because technology experts understand the importance of having clinicians as part of their team in providing health care technology solutions. Clinicians assist in providing efficient clinical systems and technology that support the clinicians ability to provide effective patient care. 12