Similar to most developed countries, Canada’s health sector has been focused on the adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) in all settings. Although nursing students and graduates are being exposed to the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in practice settings, nursing schools have only recently begun to integrate informatics/eHealth content into undergraduate nursing curricula. While some nursing schools have incorporated informatics content into their basic curricula, others offer elective courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, still others provide little to no content in any of their nursing programs. Additionally, a limited number of nurse educators have the requisite knowledge, skills and confidence to address students’ learning needs associated with informatics. In order to address these issues, several initiatives have been funded by the Canada Health Infoway and delivered in partnership with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). Join us to dive deeper into these initiatives and hear about the impact they have had so far in Canada’s health sector. Presented by Lynn M. Nagle, RN, PhD, FAAN, Assistant Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
- Describe the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) initiatives to support the integration of digital health into undergraduate nursing curricula;
- Discuss lessons learned throughout the development and delivery of digital health initiatives;
- Provide an update on work in progress and emerging initiatives to further advance curricular integration of digital health.
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