Professor gained by using the knowledge you have

Professor and class,            As we learned in the lesson, data are the raw numbers or words that can be collected about anything. It becomes information when it gains a little bit of meaning. For example, vital signs are a form of data (the numbers) and information (BP/HR) that are collected by a nurse. Data and information become knowledge when they are processed or applied to ask the question “how?” or gain an understanding of a subject. Moreover, it is when you learn from the data or information collected. The biggest difference between knowledge and wisdom is that wisdom is gained by using the knowledge you have and applying it through many experiences. The knowledge can change through your experiences, and you eventually have a better understanding through time.            Knowledge acquisition, processing, generation, and dissemination are the gaining/gathering, applying/understanding, creating, and sharing of knowledge, respectively (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2015). They are all different states of knowledge. Knowledge acquisition is like getting information from the CDC website about a certain subject and applying what you’ve learned in a clinical setting. Knowledge generation would be like new research that was performed by doctors or nurses that was generated in a report. Knowledge dissemination would be the act of sharing the report on the CDC website for other health professionals or inquiring minds to access. Knowledge processing is the glue that holds all the states of knowledge together. So, it is the process or flow by which you are gaining, creating, and sharing knowledge. Wisdom is the knowledge gained through feedback, which is the cycle of applying knowledge and deciding whether it should be changed or if new knowledge should be created.ReferencesMcGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2015). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett