In the media introduction to this
module, it was suggested that you as a nurse have an important role in
the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). With a focus on patient care
and outcomes, nurses may not always see themselves as contributors to
the development of new systems. However, as you may have observed in
your own experience, exclusion of nurse contributions when implementing
systems can have dire consequences.
In this Discussion, you will consider the role you might play in
systems development and the ramifications of not being an active
participant in systems development.