The experienced nurse utilized her knowledge of assessing the entire patient, to go beyond the numbers, determining the picture the patient presented in addition to the values. She then used wisdom, “knowing when and how to use knowledge to manage a patient need or problem” (Ronquillo, Currie, and Rodney, 2016, p. E2), to effectively manage the patient and apply the appropriate intervention.
In this day of EHRs, SNT is vital. The NNN, according to Park (2014), will enable the healthcare industry, nursing leaders, to analyze patterns, thus allowing the continuation to increase nursing knowledge. When the NNN is tailored to specific patient populations, the result is support for nursing practice, evidence based care, and the development of best care practices. DIKW is a process which explains the “art of nursing”. When nursing actions, interventions, are broken down step by step, the actual critical thinking of nurses is revealed. The NNN and DIKW complement each other. When the work of the bedside nurse is fully accounted for, the real value of what nurses do will finally be understand and