Informatics and Nursing: Opportunities and Challenges is a comprehensive informatics text focused on helping the nursing student learn the basics of informatics. The contents proceed from Unit One which covers computer basics to Unit Five which examines skills and techniques for using the end product of informatics: data. The text provides the foundational knowledge to understand technology and use informatics to discover and manipulate information and access, manage, retrieve, and present clinical data. This text was designed to capture cutting-edge advancement in nursing informatics core competencies and applications and to present the theories, tools, and skills that every nurse should know. The new edition has been updated for currency and has had chapters reorganized and consolidated to help students focus on important information. In addition, the book is now full color, has QSEN boxes, as well as additional supplements such as case studies and activities.