Developing Entry-to-Practice Nursing Informatics Competencies for Registered Nurses




Nagle, Lynn M.
Crosby, Kristine
Frisch, Noreen
Borycki, Elizabeth
Donelle, Lorie
Hannah, Kathryn
Harris, Alexandra
Jetté, Sylvie
Shaben, Tracy

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Studies in Health Technology and Informatics


Information and communication technologies (ICT) have brought about significant changes to the processes of health care delivery and changed how nurses perform in clinical, administrative, academic, and research settings. Because the potential benefits of ICT are significant, it is critical that new nurses have the knowledge and skills in informatics to provide safe and effective care. Despite the prevalence of technology in our day to day lives, and the potential significant benefits to patients, new nurses may not be prepared to work in this evolving reality. An important step in addressing this need for ICT preparation is to ensure that new graduates are entering the work force ready for technology-enabled care environments. In this paper, we describe the process and outcomes of developing informatics entry-to-practice competencies for adoption by Canadian Schools of Nursing.



Competencies, entry-to-practice, nursing education


Nagle, L.M., Crosby, K.C., Frisch, N., Borycki, E., Donelle, L., Hannah, K. … Shaben, T. (2014). Developing entry-to-practice nursing informatics competencies for registered nurses. In Saranto, K., Weaver, C.A. & Chang, P. (Eds.), Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Volume 201: Nursing Informatics 2014 (pp.356-363). Amsterdam, NL: IOS Press.