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Curricula challenges and informatics competencies for nurse educators


Kinnunen, U-M and Rajalahti, E and Cummings, E and Borycki, EM, Curricula challenges and informatics competencies for nurse educators, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 232 pp. 41-48. ISSN 0926-9630 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-738-2-41


Nursing informatics competencies are fundamental to nursing practice in all areas of nursing work, including direct patient care, administration and education. The recent activity relating to the development of nursing informatics competencies for beginning level nurses has exposed a paucity of understanding of the requirements for nursing informatics competencies for nurse educators. So, whilst the challenge of educating faculty to teach informatics has been limited, research into such competencies is required to meet this challenge. This paper describes the challenges and issues associated with nursing informatics competency development for faculty, outlines the capabilities of faculty, and presents a vision for the future of informatics education for faculty. The final requirement of the introduction of new competencies is to determine appropriate evaluation measures that reflect the requirements of all stakeholders.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:nursing informatics, competencies, nursing education, nurse educator, curriculum, health information technology, competency
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health informatics and information systems
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Cummings, E (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
ID Code:113815
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2017-01-23
Last Modified:2022-08-30
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