Nursing Informatics Competencies for Entry to Practice: The Perspective of Six Countries.

Studies in health technology and informatics

PubMedID: 28106582

Honey ML, Skiba DJ, Procter P, Foster J, Kouri P, Nagle LM. Nursing Informatics Competencies for Entry to Practice: The Perspective of Six Countries. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;23251-61.
Internationally, countries are challenged to prepare nurses for a future that has ever increasing use of technology and where information management is a central part of professional nursing practice. There has been a growing trend to move nursing to competency-based education, especially for those students undertaking their first nursing qualification. This first nursing qualification may be linked to pre-registration, pre-licensure or undergraduate education; the term used depending on the country. The authors are drawn from the International Medical Informatics Association special interest group, Nursing Informatics (IMIA-NI) Education Working Group and represent New Zealand, the United States of America, England, Australia, Finland and Canada.