Self Assessment of Information Technology Skills Upon Entry to a Graduate Nursing Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147808
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Presentation
Title:
Self Assessment of Information Technology Skills Upon Entry to a Graduate Nursing Program
Abstract:
Self Assessment of Information Technology Skills Upon Entry to a Graduate Nursing Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Trangenstein, Patricia A., PhD, RN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Title:Professor in Nursing Informatics
Co-Authors:Betsy Weiner, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN
Recent federal actions demonstrate a commitment to a vision of widespread adoption of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs) requiring technology competent nurses. The successful implementation of the proposed changes required for EHRs cannot be accomplished without extensive education and training in technology and informatics (President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), 2004; Thompson and Brailer, 2004). A growing number of experts have documented the need for nurses to have appropriate informatics skills (Bakken, 2001; Carty & Rosenfield, 1998; Gassert, 1998; McNeil & Odom, 2000; Ronald & Skiba, 1987; Staggers, Gassert & Curran, 2001; American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 1998, the American Nurses Association (ANA); the Pew Health Professions Commission, 1998; and the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education, 1997). Yet are students entering nursing programs with adequate technology skills on which to build? A study by McNeil et al. (2003) empirically demonstrated that information technology concepts, skills, and tools are not consistently being taught nor are nursing faculty adequately prepared to teach these concepts and skills. Over the past three years, the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has asked entering students to complete a self-assessment of their computer competence. Data from these self assessments indicate areas that need improvement, and whether entering students' skill levels are increasing, decreasing or remaining static. Furthermore, the data obtained will be compared to previously reported studies of nursing students ?computer skills. Many programs attempt to ensure computer competence with hands-on classes. This approach can be costly in terms of time and resources. An alternative approach developed by the VUSN Informatics staff uses ?Tech Tools? to assist student in obtaining the necessary computer skills on their own and are supplemented by just in time (JIT) tech support available in person or by email or phone.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSelf Assessment of Information Technology Skills Upon Entry to a Graduate Nursing Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147808-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Self Assessment of Information Technology Skills Upon Entry to a Graduate Nursing Program</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Trangenstein, Patricia A., PhD, RN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Vanderbilt University School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor in Nursing Informatics</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Trish.Trangenstein@Vanderbilt.Edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Betsy Weiner, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Recent federal actions demonstrate a commitment to a vision of widespread adoption of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs) requiring technology competent nurses. The successful implementation of the proposed changes required for EHRs cannot be accomplished without extensive education and training in technology and informatics (President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), 2004; Thompson and Brailer, 2004). A growing number of experts have documented the need for nurses to have appropriate informatics skills (Bakken, 2001; Carty &amp; Rosenfield, 1998; Gassert, 1998; McNeil &amp; Odom, 2000; Ronald &amp; Skiba, 1987; Staggers, Gassert &amp; Curran, 2001; American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 1998, the American Nurses Association (ANA); the Pew Health Professions Commission, 1998; and the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education, 1997). Yet are students entering nursing programs with adequate technology skills on which to build? A study by McNeil et al. (2003) empirically demonstrated that information technology concepts, skills, and tools are not consistently being taught nor are nursing faculty adequately prepared to teach these concepts and skills. Over the past three years, the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has asked entering students to complete a self-assessment of their computer competence. Data from these self assessments indicate areas that need improvement, and whether entering students' skill levels are increasing, decreasing or remaining static. Furthermore, the data obtained will be compared to previously reported studies of nursing students ?computer skills. Many programs attempt to ensure computer competence with hands-on classes. This approach can be costly in terms of time and resources. An alternative approach developed by the VUSN Informatics staff uses ?Tech Tools? to assist student in obtaining the necessary computer skills on their own and are supplemented by just in time (JIT) tech support available in person or by email or phone.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:36:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:36:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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