Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing & Department of Veterans Affairs, New York Harbor Healthcare System & Visiting
Enhance Literacy in New Information Technology among Undergraduate & Graduate Nursing Students
- Kathy Nokes, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor & Acting Assoc Dean, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
- Donna Nickitas, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
- Diane Rendon, RN, EdD, Director, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
- Cynthia Caroselli, PhD, RN, CNE, AD, Patient Care Services, Dept Veterans Affairs, NY Harbor Healthcare System
- Joan Marren, RN, MA, Chief Operating Officer, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
The program, Enhance Literacy in New Information Technology among Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Students, expands Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing’s curriculum by teaching students to work with state of the art electronic patient information systems in hospitals and home-care settings. The program aims to increase electronic literacy skills of undergraduate nursing students to communicate clinical findings and nursing interventions, modernize and integrate information technology into undergraduate nursing curricula, integrate electronic documentation exercises into clinical nursing laboratory assignments and increase the use of electronic clinical information systems by multidisciplinary groups of faculty and students. Students learn the latest techniques in reading and updating patients' electronic records and in using cutting-edge technology to communicate the information to other health-care workers.
The program uses electronic patient record software systems of its partners, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), to teach undergraduate students electronic record documentation for simulated patients. Graduate nursing students use the software to design evidence-based nursing research studies and to analyze aggregate trends.