The perfect role for nursing informatics: Nursing staff development

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This is an opinion paper on the role of the hospital-l based nurse educator and the relevance of Informatics training for that position. The term 'Nurse Educator' (NE) is used here describing a non-faculty position in a hospital or facility that deals with staff development of nurses. The standard roles for Informatics Nurses tend to be in the Information Technology (IT) department where exposure to practicing nurses is limited and decisions can be made without nursing practice input. The standard roles for the nurse staff educators tend to be involved with nursing decisions and nursing practice on various levels. This paper will discuss how having nurse educators prepared in informatics can strengthen nursing and patient care. Examples of problems where the nurse educator can use appropriate informatics solutions are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConsumer-Centered Computer-Supported Care for Healthy People - Proceedings of NI 2006
Subtitle of host publicationThe 9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)158603622X, 9781586036225
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, NI 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 9 2006Jun 21 2006

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, NI 2006
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Nursing Faculty Practice
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Staff Development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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