Here is a guide to help you identify some methods to develop a
plan for faculty development in order to integrate informatics into the curriculum.
here to view the postion statement Preparing The Next Generation Of
Nurses To Practice In A Technology-Rich Environment: An Informatics Agenda.
Identify a champion
Determine a best approach in your school/department
for implementing curricular change (examples: form a
task force, curriculum committee, faculty governance
Conduct a needs analysis of faculty competencies in
informatics, using standards developed by NLN. AACN
and/or QSEN. Consider recommendations
for hiring new faculty with informatics competencies.
Create a plan for existing faculty development and new faculty orientation.
Include stakeholders (examples: curriculum committee, accreditation liaison,
clinical partners, other institutional divisions) and administrators as appropriate.
Components of the plan should address 3 areas and include an evaluation
component and plan for continuous professional development in informatics
Computer literacy – (definition) Consider resources in IT department
Information literacy – Involve librarian
Informatics – Are there resources on campus in other departments,
in your clinical agencies
Following faculty development, charge the curriculum or other appropriate
committee to develop a strategic plan that includes program outcomes and integrates
informatics throughout the curriculum
For specific strategies and resources, see the NLN