Computer Literacy


Computer literacy is a set of skills that allows individuals to use computer technology to accomplish tasks (ANA, 2001, p.25). Computer literacy content focuses on computer basics and the use of generic software applications such as word processing, databases, presentation software, and the use of electronic communication such as email.


American Nurses Association. (2001). Scope and standards of nursing informatics practice. Washington, DC: American Nurses Publishing.


Joos, I., Nelson, R. & Smith, M. (2009). Introduction to Computers for Healthcare Professionals. : Fifth Edition. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
International Computer Driver’s License: United States
Digital Patient Record Certification
TLC Medical Center. This software can be used by students and professionals to become comfortable with the use of computers in clinical settings. The software can be purchased or there is a free demo available for download.
NHS Connecting for Health manages the NHS Essential IT Skills (ECDL) Service. This offers essential IT learning materials and testing to NHS employees across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.