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    Significant Future Growth Expected for Three Nursing Specialties

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Sep 20, 2012 6:07:09 PM

    Are you thinking about exploring a new nursing specialty? Or have your students been asking which specialties to choose in their future careers? According to Scrubs Magazine, three poised for future growth are informatics, telemedicine, and geriatrics. Why are these the ones to watch? Let's take a look at each.


    In today's high-tech hospitals, informatics nurses are indispensable in helping create and analyze software to help make nurses more effective and better trained. A recent article in Scrubs Magazine reported that,

    "If you’re an informatics nurse, you could find yourself on a typical day observing and interviewing other nurses to determine what their needs are and help the computer programs make their lives easier. You would also assist in deciding how computers help the patient to receive better care."

    With technology growing at an unprecedented pace, nurses and students need to understand informatics and its impact on the health care system. Combining the best-selling text, Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Second Edition, by Dee McGonigle and Kathleen Mastrian with exciting online learning activities and animations that bring difficult informatics concepts to life, Navigate eFolio: Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge is the complete online solution for nursing informatics courses.

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    Topics: informatics, Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, Affordable Care Act, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Dee McGonigle, geriatrics, Health Information Technology for Economic and Cli, HITECH, Kathleen Mastrian, Kristen L. Mauk, navigate, nursing practice, nursing specialty, Scrubs Magazine, telemedicine, nursing practice

    Dee McGonigle, Author of Nursing Informatics, to Speak at HIMSS2012

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Feb 21, 2012 12:41:08 PM

    Dee McGonigle, PhD, RN, FACCE, FAAN, Professor at Chamberlain College of Nursing, and author of Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Second Edition, will present this week at the  Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference (HIMMS12). Dr. McGonigle's session, The Use of an Academic EHR to Teach Nursing Practice, will present findings and instructional recommendations of a research study focused on the value of using electronic health records (EHRs) in learning environments to advance student understanding of nursing practice. The objectives of this session include:

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    Topics: informatics, Author, nursing, informatics nursing

    Nursing Ethics & Informatics Texts: Now on CourseSmart

    Posted by admin on Sep 1, 2011 10:31:21 AM

    Now available on CourseSmart:

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    Topics: Award, informatics, New Edition, New Text, New text, nursing, nursing practice, nursing theory, Grace, honor society, McGonigle, new edition, Nurse Practitioner, OJNI, Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, Penn State, award, Boston College, Ethics, Jesuit, Mastrian, nursing practice, Technology

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