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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316795
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of an Undergraduate Nursing Informatics Course
Author(s):
Carter-Templeton, Heather; Curran, Christine
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Heather Carter-Templeton, PhD, RN-BC, email: hcartertempleton@ua.edu; Christine Curran, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Introduction: Nurses at all levels must be equipped with informatics skills. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2008), the National Advisory Council on Nursing Education (Skiba, Carty, & Nelson, 2006), and the Institute of Medicine (2001, 2010) emphasize the need to prepare nurses with informatics skills. The purpose of this study was to compare pre- and post-informatics course survey responses to evaluate an existing informatics curriculum.

Methods: This study examined self-perceived nursing informatics competency levels of two nursing student groups (baccalaureate [n=232], RN to BSN [n=85]) over three semesters (August, 2011 – December, 2012). Students responded to a pre- and post-informatics course survey individualized for undergraduate informatics courses based on a widely cited informatics competencies list (Staggers, Gassert, & Curran, 2002). Participants completed the pre-course survey prior to engaging in any course activity. The post-course survey was administered after all assignments were complete. The average length of time between pre- and post-surveys was 3 ½ months.

Results: Data analysis is currently underway with results being analyzed by student level and semester. Preliminary analysis indicates an increase in post-score means of all competencies in both groups. Seventy-one percent of the competencies showed a significant increase in the RN to BSN group and 98% had a significant positive change in the baccalaureate group. Final results will be available January 2014. 

Implications: Little research on informatics competencies exists. Additionally, nursing faculty often struggle to operationalize assignments that foster informatics competencies. Therefore, example assignments from these courses will be shared in an effort to stimulate ideas for nursing faculty. Furthermore, this presentation will describe the rationale and tips for selecting an informatics competency list to guide informatics course development. Future research will focus on the impact of course revisions in relation to students’ improved completion of technology-related assignments in subsequent courses within the curriculum.

Keywords:
competencies; informatics
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2014
Date of Publication:
13-May-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing; National League of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Note:
This 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. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription.  Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of an Undergraduate Nursing Informatics Courseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarter-Templeton, Heatheren_GB
dc.contributor.authorCurran, Christineen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsHeather Carter-Templeton, PhD, RN-BC, email: hcartertempleton@ua.edu; Christine Curran, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316795-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014</p><strong>Introduction: </strong>Nurses at all levels must be equipped with informatics skills. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2008), the National Advisory Council on Nursing Education (Skiba, Carty, & Nelson, 2006), and the Institute of Medicine (2001, 2010) emphasize the need to prepare nurses with informatics skills. The purpose of this study was to compare pre- and post-informatics course survey responses to evaluate an existing informatics curriculum. <p><b>Methods:</b> This study examined self-perceived nursing informatics competency levels of two nursing student groups (baccalaureate [n=232], RN to BSN [n=85]) over three semesters (August, 2011 – December, 2012). Students responded to a pre- and post-informatics course survey individualized for undergraduate informatics courses based on a widely cited informatics competencies list (Staggers, Gassert, & Curran, 2002). Participants completed the pre-course survey prior to engaging in any course activity. The post-course survey was administered after all assignments were complete. The average length of time between pre- and post-surveys was 3 ½ months.<b><br /="/"></b><p><b>Results:</b> Data analysis is currently underway with results being analyzed by student level and semester. Preliminary analysis indicates an increase in post-score means of all competencies in both groups. Seventy-one percent of the competencies showed a significant increase in the RN to BSN group and 98% had a significant positive change in the baccalaureate group. Final results will be available January 2014.  <p><b>Implications: </b>Little research on informatics competencies exists.<b> </b>Additionally,<b> </b>nursing faculty often struggle to operationalize assignments that foster informatics competencies. Therefore, example assignments from these courses will be shared in an effort to stimulate ideas for nursing faculty. Furthermore, this presentation will describe the rationale and tips for selecting an informatics competency list to guide informatics course development. Future research will focus on the impact of course revisions in relation to students’ improved completion of technology-related assignments in subsequent courses within the curriculum.en_GB
dc.subjectcompetenciesen_GB
dc.subjectinformaticsen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:42:35Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:42:35Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2014en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.hostNational League of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_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. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription.  Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published articleen_GB
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