Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL), Vol 7, No 3 (2015)

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Information management competencies for practicing nurses and new graduates

Corina Saratan, Elizabeth M. Borycki, Andre W. Kushniruk (ACMI Fellow; CAHS Fellow)

Abstract


Nursing informatics skills are required at all levels of nursing practice. Of those basic skills, management of information through the electronic health record (EHR) is paramount. Previous research has explored computer literacy of nurses but has not investigated the competencies that relate specifically to information management. The purpose of this research study was to gather practicing nurses’ views of current information management competencies published by the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) initiative, as they pertain to new graduates. A convenience sample of members from the InspireNet online user group was surveyed. The results suggest that overall, nurses tend to agree with the information management competencies; however, informatics education is most needed for those who have been practicing nursing for longer, rather than for novice nurses.

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Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL)
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