NR360-Week 5 Discussion: From Data to Knowledge and Wisdom!


How does data become knowledge and finally wisdom? Explain the relationship between knowledge acquisition, knowledge processing, knowledge generation, knowledge dissemination, and wisdom. Then provide examples from your clinical practice (or past work experiences) according to the following:

  1. Examples of knowledge acquisition
  2. Examples of knowledge generation
  3. Examples of knowledge processing
  4. Examples of knowledge dissemination
  5. Examples of the use of feedback


As a nurse, we receive and interpret patient information on a day-to-day basis.  Data provides a wide array of vital information that allows nurses and other health members of the team to treat patients.  Data becomes knowledge by interconnecting the information given. Knowledge becomes wisdom when the information has been implemented  (Mc Gonigle & Mastrain, 2018).

An example that reflects the different examples of knowledge would be an 11-year-old child who had a visit for vaccines. An order was placed for hepatitis B vaccine When I looked into the patient’s vaccine record, I noticed he had all three hepatitis b vaccines.  According to the CDC, a child completes the hepatitis b vaccine by the age of 6 months …please click the purchase button to access the entire solution at $5