Nursing Informatics: Competency Challenges for Nursing Faculty

Lisa Reid, Didy Button, Katrina Breaden, Mark Brommeyer

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Nursing is the largest workforce in health care with nurses increasingly required to work with digital health technologies. However, despite the adoption of nursing informatics in Australia in the mid-1980s, nursing graduates are not being adequately equipped to use these technologies in a way that benefits the profession and improves patient care. Using a scoping review approach, this paper presents an analysis of contemporary published literature and describes the barriers to faculty engagement with digital health technologies in undergraduate nursing education. Thirty five articles were included and identified faculty lack of understanding of nursing informatics and resistance to technologies, limited infrastructure and expenditure, and limited educational resources and best practice recommendations as significant barriers to the integration of nursing informatics into undergraduate nursing curricula. Recommendations for faculty development will be explored.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2023 - The Future is Accessible
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 19th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsJen Bichel-Findlay, Paula Otero, Philip Scott, Elaine Huesing
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64368-457-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-64368-456-7
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event19th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MedInfo 2023 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 Jul 202312 Jul 2023

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference19th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MedInfo 2023


  • Digital Health
  • Education
  • Faculty
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Technology Adoption Barriers


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