The relationship between informatics in the undergraduate nursing curricula and the preparation of nurses for practice

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Watson, Lesley A (2005) The relationship between informatics in the undergraduate nursing curricula and the preparation of nurses for practice. Research Master thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

At a time when quality health care is increasingly dependent on the use of information and computer based technologies, Nursing Informatics, which encompasses the use of such technologies, is of increasing importance as it facilitates practitioners' access to current information on which to base such care. The purpose of this study was to investigate the congruence between the informatics competencies educators believe should be included in the undergraduate nursing curriculum and those identified by newly registered nurses as relevant to their clinical practice. This two-phased study used the Delphi Technique, a research methodology for determining group opinion. In Phase One a purposively selected group of nurses experienced in the informatics domain generated a list of informatics competencies. In Phase Two a panel of nurse educators and a panel of newly registered nurses reviewed these competencies to establish their relevance to the areas of education and practice.

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Master of Health Science

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15728
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Current > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Keywords Nursing informatics, nursing, nursing education, informatics, health education, medical information, medical software
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