Vision and Mission
With a vision to “improve health and healthcare by using nursing knowledge empowered by informatics,” the Nursing Knowledge Big Data Science Initiative’s mission is to:
- Generate and enable nursing insights and evidence to support individuals, families, communities, and populations in the promotion of health and the delivery of health care; and
- Leverage informatics and data to redefine and magnify the value of nursing in all settings. The NKBDS Initiative’s Framework to Improve Health and Healthcare captures and represents all major aspects of the initiative, its vision and mission.
The vision of improved health and healthcare is noted in the center of the framework. The core concepts—informatics, data, and nursing—are operationalized by the initiative’s workgroups to strategically lead efforts on policy, analytics, leadership, innovation, standards, education, and practice. These concepts and interconnections generate and enable nursing insights and evidence to support care recipients, including individuals, families, communities, and populations, in and across all settings.