Towards an Informatics Competent Nursing Profession: Validation of the Self-assessment of Nursing Informatics Competency Scale (SANICS) Before and After Online Informatics Training

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621361
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Full-text
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Dissertation
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Mixed/Multi Method Research
Title:
Towards an Informatics Competent Nursing Profession: Validation of the Self-assessment of Nursing Informatics Competency Scale (SANICS) Before and After Online Informatics Training
Author(s):
Godsey, Judi Allyn
Additional Author Information:
Judi Allyn Godsey, RN, PhD
Advisors:
Mark, Debra; Codier, Estelle; Wong, Lorrie; Yoon, Sunmoo; Ho, Curtis
Degree:
PhD
Degree Year:
2015
Grantor:
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:

Nurses should be involved in healthcare initiatives that incorporate informatics as an essential tool for improving health outcomes (IOM, 2010). However, nurses frequently report lack of competency to perform the most basic computer functions, outside of those required within their work environment (Hwang, 2011). Without educational or training interventions, nurses are limited in their ability to effectively use information technology in practice (Greiner, 2003). This study explored the psychometric performance of the Self-Assessment of Nursing Informatics Competencies Scale (SANICS) when used to measure informatics competency in a population of entry-level nursing students. Data collected before and after an online informatics training intervention (SOLO-IT) confirmed the factor structure and internal consistency reliability of the SANICS. Statistically significant increases (p < 0.001) were reported by participants (n = 496) on 27 of 30 items measuring self-perceptions of informatics competencies. Significant differences (p < 0.001) in each sub-scale mean score before and after completion of SOLO-IT confirmed the construct validity of the SANICS. Results of this study support the SANICS as a psychometrically sound instrument for measuring perceived informatics competencies in entry level nursing students. Diffusion of informatics competency throughout the nursing workforce could depend upon the availability of on-demand training resources and valid instruments which support nurses as competent users of informatics in an era of ubiquitous health information technology. Findings from this study provide preliminary evidence that SOLO-IT may be an effective tool for improving perceptions of informatics competencies among entry level nursing students. Future studies are recommended using paired samples of nurses and nursing students from diverse populations, as well as studies which correlate perceived competencies with actual demonstrated skills.

Keywords:
Informatics; Competency; SANICS; Psychometrics; Training
CINAHL Headings:
Nursing Informatics; Students, Nursing; Students, Nursing, Baccalaureate; Professional Competence; Computer Literacy; Instrument Validation; Psychometrics; Self Assessment; Scales; Research Instruments--Evaluation; Research Instruments
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This item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.
Repository Posting Date:
2017-04-13T14:07:53Z
Date of Publication:
2017-04-13

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dc.contributor.advisorMark, Debraen
dc.contributor.advisorCodier, Estelleen
dc.contributor.advisorWong, Lorrieen
dc.contributor.advisorYoon, Sunmooen
dc.contributor.advisorHo, Curtisen
dc.contributor.authorGodsey, Judi Allynen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-13T14:07:53Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-13T14:07:53Z-
dc.date.issued2017-04-13-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621361-
dc.description.abstract<p>Nurses should be involved in healthcare initiatives that incorporate informatics as an essential tool for improving health outcomes (IOM, 2010). However, nurses frequently report lack of competency to perform the most basic computer functions, outside of those required within their work environment (Hwang, 2011). Without educational or training interventions, nurses are limited in their ability to effectively use information technology in practice (Greiner, 2003). This study explored the psychometric performance of the Self-Assessment of Nursing Informatics Competencies Scale (SANICS) when used to measure informatics competency in a population of entry-level nursing students. Data collected before and after an online informatics training intervention (SOLO-IT) confirmed the factor structure and internal consistency reliability of the SANICS. Statistically significant increases (p &lt; 0.001) were reported by participants (n = 496) on 27 of 30 items measuring self-perceptions of informatics competencies. Significant differences (p &lt; 0.001) in each sub-scale mean score before and after completion of SOLO-IT confirmed the construct validity of the SANICS. Results of this study support the SANICS as a psychometrically sound instrument for measuring perceived informatics competencies in entry level nursing students. Diffusion of informatics competency throughout the nursing workforce could depend upon the availability of on-demand training resources and valid instruments which support nurses as competent users of informatics in an era of ubiquitous health information technology. Findings from this study provide preliminary evidence that SOLO-IT may be an effective tool for improving perceptions of informatics competencies among entry level nursing students. Future studies are recommended using paired samples of nurses and nursing students from diverse populations, as well as studies which correlate perceived competencies with actual demonstrated skills.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectInformaticsen
dc.subjectCompetencyen
dc.subjectSANICSen
dc.subjectPsychometricsen
dc.subjectTrainingen
dc.titleTowards an Informatics Competent Nursing Profession: Validation of the Self-assessment of Nursing Informatics Competency Scale (SANICS) Before and After Online Informatics Trainingen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Hawai'i at Manoaen
thesis.degree.levelPhDen
dc.description.noteThis item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.en
dc.primary-author.detailsJudi Allyn Godsey, RN, PhDen
thesis.degree.year2015en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachMixed/Multi Method Researchen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Informaticsen
dc.subject.cinahlStudents, Nursingen
dc.subject.cinahlStudents, Nursing, Baccalaureateen
dc.subject.cinahlProfessional Competenceen
dc.subject.cinahlComputer Literacyen
dc.subject.cinahlInstrument Validationen
dc.subject.cinahlPsychometricsen
dc.subject.cinahlSelf Assessmenten
dc.subject.cinahlScalesen
dc.subject.cinahlResearch Instruments--Evaluationen
dc.subject.cinahlResearch Instrumentsen
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