The nurse leader and the system development life cycle

 Resources To Use:

  • 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” (pp. 251–265)
    • 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 guideLinks 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

 Louis, I. (2011, August 17). Software development life cycleLinks to an external site. (SDLC) [Video file]. Retrieved from 

For this assignment, imagine you are a nurse director 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 you need a nurse leader, probably one with nursing informatics skills, to be on the implementation team.  For this assignment, you will develop a role description for the nurse leader that you will be recruiting for this Documentation System Project Team. 

  • The role description should be based on the SDLC stages/steps and tasks and should clearly define how this individual will participate in and impact each of the following steps. Have a heading for each step and have 2-3 bullets under each heading:
    • Planning and requirements definition
    • Analysis
    • Design of the new system
    • Implementation
    • Post-implementation support
  • Use APA format and include a title page and reference page (thus include citations and references)


  • 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.


Approximately 250 words