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Embedding nursing informatics education into an Australian undergraduate nursing degree


Cummings, E and Shin, EH and Mather, C and Hovenga, E, Embedding nursing informatics education into an Australian undergraduate nursing degree, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 225 pp. 329-333. ISSN 0926-9630 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-658-3-329


Alongside the rapid rise in the adoption of electronic health records and the use of technology to support nursing processes, there is a requirement for nursing students, new graduate nurses, and nursing educators to embrace nursing informatics. Whilst nursing informatics has been taught at post graduate levels for many years, the integration of it into undergraduate studies for entry level nurses has been slow. This is made more complex by the lack of explicit nursing informatics competencies in many countries. Australia has now mandated the inclusion of nursing informatics into all undergraduate nursing curricula but there continues to be an absence of a relevant set of agreed nursing competencies. There is a resulting lack of consistency in nursing curricula content nationally. This paper describes the process used by one Australian university to integrate nursing informatics throughout the undergraduate nursing degree curriculum to ensure entry level nurses have a basic level of skills in the use of informatics.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:undergraduate nursing, curriculum, nursing informatics, education, curriculum development, competency
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Cummings, E (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
UTAS Author:Shin, EH (Mrs Eun Shin)
UTAS Author:Mather, C (Dr Carey Mather)
ID Code:109765
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-06-30
Last Modified:2018-03-07
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