A NURSING EDUCATION MODEL FOR ENHANCING NURSING COMPETENCIES USING A WIRELESS CLINICAL SIMULATION LABORATORY
New York City College of Technology (UNITED STATES)
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Appears in: INTED2010 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The healthcare industry is undergoing dynamic changes from system reorganization to using information technology across the spectrum of healthcare delivery. The challenges of healthcare in the 21st century demand more technological education for nurses. Therefore, nurses need to be academically prepared to respond to new clinical and federal information technology initiatives to provide safe, quality patient care in various healthcare settings. These healthcare entities expect graduating nurses to use computers and other information technology tools to improve patient care outcomes. The New York City College of Technology (NYCCT) Department of Nursing is responding to meet these patient care concerns by incorporating technology across the nursing curriculum that employs an action-research model for nursing education. This paper depicts the initial planning, development, and implementation of this teaching model.
Keywords: Simulation, nursing education, nursing informatics, healthcare informatics, information technology.