Nursing Informatics Learning Centre

Want to understand more about nursing informatics? Check out this site developed by June Kaminski, a Canadian nurse educator who since 2000 has provided a nationally recognised forum for sharing nursing informatics information to encourage nurses to learn more about this evolving field. Resources offered on this site include a blog and other social media intended to keep nurses abreast of global innovations and trends that relate to nursing informatics.

In addition, a quarterly ezine and links to open online journals, such as the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, are provided.

Not sure exactly how you feel about the increasing use of technology in health care? Visit the site’s self-assessment section, which includes the P.A.T.C.H. (Pretest for Attitudes Toward Computers in Healthcare) Assessment scale used to check nursing learning needs in the use of technology.

Site accessed 1 June 2017 and last updated March 2017.

Campaign for Action

The Campaign site, hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a collaborative effort to improve health through nursing and provides resources linked to the core recommendations from the groundbreaking Future of Nursing (2010)report published by the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine (recently renamed the Health and Medicine Division) and the Foundation. While the issues are US-focused, there is resonance for nurses in New Zealand. Many of the resources relating to improving access to care, fostering interprofessional collaboration, promoting nursing leadership, transforming nursing education and increasing diversity in nursing are relevant to nursing generally.

Site accessed 1 June 2017 and last updated 16 May 2017.

Author: Dr Kathy Holloway is director of Victoria University’s Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health.


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