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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156489
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building a Research and Technologically Savvy Workforce
Abstract:
Building a Research and Technologically Savvy Workforce
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:O'Brien, Karen Sheffield, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of Texas Medical Branch
Title:Nurse Practitioner and PhD student
Co-Authors:Patricia L. Richard, PhD, RN
As long ago as 1994, the American Nurses Association stated, ?Research-based practice is essential if the nursing profession is to meet its mandate to society for effective and efficient patient care.? Additionally, in the 1990?s, a push for cost-effective, high quality patient care based on scientific evidence began to emerge (Larrabee, 2003). The volume of data needed to care for patients today is expanding exponentially, and professional nurses must find methods to integrate and readily access the information. The personal data assistant (PDA) provides a mechanism for managing such information. Technology and computer literacy are challenges for both students and faculty. In the study ?Improving Student Retention in a BSN Program Using Information Technology,? incoming students were assessed to identify and address computer skill deficiencies and to introduce new skills needed to be successful in the academic and health care arena. Students and faculty were then given a PDA with a full suite of software relevant to the clinical setting and training to assist them in managing information. The study examined the abilities of the students to retrieve data on the PDA versus a textbook. Students were required to have their PDA during all clinical rotations and were encouraged by participating faculty to utilize the PDA for paperwork assignments. During their last semester of the students? nursing program, evaluations of computer skill and PDA satisfaction were collected. There were many challenges in the deployment of PDAs, and training of students and faculty for use. The use of technology in nursing programs prepares nurses who are open to technology and new methods in a professional nursing practice.
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.titleBuilding a Research and Technologically Savvy Workforceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156489-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Building a Research and Technologically Savvy Workforce</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">O'Brien, Karen Sheffield, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Texas Medical Branch</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Practitioner and PhD student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">klobrien@utmb.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Patricia L. Richard, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">As long ago as 1994, the American Nurses Association stated, ?Research-based practice is essential if the nursing profession is to meet its mandate to society for effective and efficient patient care.? Additionally, in the 1990?s, a push for cost-effective, high quality patient care based on scientific evidence began to emerge (Larrabee, 2003). The volume of data needed to care for patients today is expanding exponentially, and professional nurses must find methods to integrate and readily access the information. The personal data assistant (PDA) provides a mechanism for managing such information. Technology and computer literacy are challenges for both students and faculty. In the study ?Improving Student Retention in a BSN Program Using Information Technology,? incoming students were assessed to identify and address computer skill deficiencies and to introduce new skills needed to be successful in the academic and health care arena. Students and faculty were then given a PDA with a full suite of software relevant to the clinical setting and training to assist them in managing information. The study examined the abilities of the students to retrieve data on the PDA versus a textbook. Students were required to have their PDA during all clinical rotations and were encouraged by participating faculty to utilize the PDA for paperwork assignments. During their last semester of the students? nursing program, evaluations of computer skill and PDA satisfaction were collected. There were many challenges in the deployment of PDAs, and training of students and faculty for use. The use of technology in nursing programs prepares nurses who are open to technology and new methods in a professional nursing practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:50:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:50:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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