Assessing Level 3 and Level 4 NI Competencies: Tool Development and Pilot Results

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308492
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Assessing Level 3 and Level 4 NI Competencies: Tool Development and Pilot Results
Author(s):
Hill, Taryn Lynne; Hunter, Kathleen M.; McGonigle, Dee; Hebda, Toni
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Pi
Author Details:
Taryn Lynne Hill, PhD, MSN, RN, thill@chamberlain.edu; Kathleen M. Hunter, PhD, RN-BC, CNE; Dee McGonigle, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF; Toni Hebda, PhD, RN, CNE
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nursing informatics (NI), as a nursing specialty, is still not thoroughly addressed in basic nursing education. Therefore, nurses are entering practice unprepared to adequately use health information technology (HIT) to support maximum patient care outcomes.  As the demand for informatics competencies in nursing increases, we must be able to prepare nurses who can function as both a novice HIT user and also as an informatics nurse specialist (INS) who will help to innovate and lead the evolution of NI. 

Nursing informatics professionals are in demand in healthcare settings; education must prepare them to be able to demonstrate NI competencies that are commensurate with their level of experience and education.  There is a gap in scholarly literature that supports valid and reliable instruments that can assess the nurses’ individual informatics competencies.  It is imperative that assessment tools be created to adequately judge both the nurses’ current and progressing NI competencies.  Existing resources for NI competencies do not thoroughly address the unique body of knowledge and skills that are required in the INS role. 

The purpose of this study was to develop an online tool to assess Level 3 and Level 4 NI competencies.  The literature and leading NI organizations were reviewed and evaluated for competency taxonomies developed through the collaborative work of experts. We will present our work on developing and testing an online instrument for self-assessment of perceived Level 3 and Level 4 NI competencies. This tool was developed through a synthesis of both seminal work (Staggers, Gassert, & Curran, 2001) and current literature, using a Delphi approach to identify the Level 3 and Level 4 NI competencies related to computer skills, informatics knowledge, and informatics skills.  The researchers will discuss the research problem, the concept of competency, foundational work on NI competencies, the instrument-development process, and pilot test results.

Keywords:
informatics; tool; developed
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.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAssessing Level 3 and Level 4 NI Competencies: Tool Development and Pilot Resultsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHill, Taryn Lynneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHunter, Kathleen M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGonigle, Deeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHebda, Tonien_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Pien_GB
dc.author.detailsTaryn Lynne Hill, PhD, MSN, RN, thill@chamberlain.edu; Kathleen M. Hunter, PhD, RN-BC, CNE; Dee McGonigle, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF; Toni Hebda, PhD, RN, CNEen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308492-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><p>Nursing informatics (NI), as a nursing specialty, is still not thoroughly addressed in basic nursing education. Therefore, nurses are entering practice unprepared to adequately use health information technology (HIT) to support maximum patient care outcomes.  As the demand for informatics competencies in nursing increases, we must be able to prepare nurses who can function as both a novice HIT user and also as an informatics nurse specialist (INS) who will help to innovate and lead the evolution of NI.  <p>Nursing informatics professionals are in demand in healthcare settings; education must prepare them to be able to demonstrate NI competencies that are commensurate with their level of experience and education.  There is a gap in scholarly literature that supports valid and reliable instruments that can assess the nurses’ individual informatics competencies.  It is imperative that assessment tools be created to adequately judge both the nurses’ current and progressing NI competencies.  Existing resources for NI competencies do not thoroughly address the unique body of knowledge and skills that are required in the INS role.  <p>The purpose of this study was to develop an online tool to assess Level 3 and Level 4 NI competencies.  The literature and leading NI organizations were reviewed and evaluated for competency taxonomies developed through the collaborative work of experts. We will present our work on developing and testing an online instrument for self-assessment of perceived Level 3 and Level 4 NI competencies. This tool was developed through a synthesis of both seminal work (Staggers, Gassert, & Curran, 2001) and current literature, using a Delphi approach to identify the Level 3 and Level 4 NI competencies related to computer skills, informatics knowledge, and informatics skills.  The researchers will discuss the research problem, the concept of competency, foundational work on NI competencies, the instrument-development process, and pilot test results.en_GB
dc.subjectinformaticsen_GB
dc.subjecttoolen_GB
dc.subjectdevelopeden_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:04Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:04Z-
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
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