Evidence-based Use of Electronic Clinical Tracking Systems (ECTS) to Meet Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies: An Integrative Literature Review

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308224
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evidence-based Use of Electronic Clinical Tracking Systems (ECTS) to Meet Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies: An Integrative Literature Review
Author(s):
Branstetter, M. Laurie; Smith, Lynette; Brooks, Andrea
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Theta
Author Details:
M. Laurie Branstetter, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, mary.branstetter@wku.edu; Lynette Smith, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC; Andrea Brooks, MSN, FNP-BC
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Over the past decade, the federal government has mandated health care providers incorporate electronic health records into practice by the year 2015. The creation of this technological update in healthcare documentation has generated a need for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) programs to incorporate informational technology into education. The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) guides the program standards for APRN education (Thomas et al., 2012). The NONPF core competencies include informational technology as an entry into practice requirement upon graduation from an APRN programs. Educational programs have moved towards the utilization of Electronic Clinical Tracking System (ECTS) to capture students’ clinical encounter data. The purpose of this integrative review was to address evidence-based educational utilization of ECTS for the evaluation of APRN curriculum outcome goals as defined by NONPF standards. The current state of the science depicts student and faculty attitudes, preferences, and opinions along with data stratification of students’ clinical encounter demographics. However, a gap in the literature was identified. Although educational programs were utilizing ECTS to track students’ clinical encounters, ECTS was not evaluated for meeting NONPF standards in program outcomes. Therefore, future research studies are needed to support evidence-based utilization of ECTS in graduate nursing education to meet NONPF core competency standards.
Keywords:
graduate nursing education; electronic clinical tracking systems
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvidence-based Use of Electronic Clinical Tracking Systems (ECTS) to Meet Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies: An Integrative Literature Reviewen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBranstetter, M. Laurieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Lynetteen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Andreaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Thetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsM. Laurie Branstetter, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, mary.branstetter@wku.edu; Lynette Smith, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC; Andrea Brooks, MSN, FNP-BCen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308224-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Over the past decade, the federal government has mandated health care providers incorporate electronic health records into practice by the year 2015. The creation of this technological update in healthcare documentation has generated a need for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) programs to incorporate informational technology into education. The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) guides the program standards for APRN education (Thomas et al., 2012). The NONPF core competencies include informational technology as an entry into practice requirement upon graduation from an APRN programs. Educational programs have moved towards the utilization of Electronic Clinical Tracking System (ECTS) to capture students’ clinical encounter data. The purpose of this integrative review was to address evidence-based educational utilization of ECTS for the evaluation of APRN curriculum outcome goals as defined by NONPF standards. The current state of the science depicts student and faculty attitudes, preferences, and opinions along with data stratification of students’ clinical encounter demographics. However, a gap in the literature was identified. Although educational programs were utilizing ECTS to track students’ clinical encounters, ECTS was not evaluated for meeting NONPF standards in program outcomes. Therefore, future research studies are needed to support evidence-based utilization of ECTS in graduate nursing education to meet NONPF core competency standards.en_GB
dc.subjectgraduate nursing educationen_GB
dc.subjectelectronic clinical tracking systemsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:31Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:31Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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