Developing national level informatics competencies for undergraduate nurses : methodological approaches from Australia and Canada

Borycki, Elizabeth M., Foster, Joanne, Sahama, Tony, Frisch, Noreen, & Kushniruk, Andre W. (2013) Developing national level informatics competencies for undergraduate nurses : methodological approaches from Australia and Canada. In Courtney, Karen L., Shabestari, Omar, & Kuo, Alex (Eds.) Studies in Health Technology and Informatics : Enabling Health and Healthcare through ICT, IOS Press, Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC, Canada, pp. 345-349.

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Health information systems are being implemented in countries by governments and regional health authorities in an effort to modernize healthcare. With these changes, there has emerged a demand by healthcare organizations for nurses graduating from college and university programs to have acquired nursing informatics competencies that would allow them to work in clinical practice settings (e.g. hospitals, clinics, home care etc). In this paper we examine the methods employed by two different countries in developing national level nursing informatics competencies expected of undergraduate nurses prior to graduation (i.e. Australia, Canada). This work contributes to the literature by describing the science and methods of nursing informatics competency development at a national level.

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ID Code: 60706
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Health Informatics, Methods, Education, HERN, Competencies, Nursing Informatics
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-203-5-345
ISBN: 9781614992028
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 IOS Press
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2013 23:00
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2015 01:00

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