The Nursing Informatics Year in Review 2013 revealed an increase in publications associated with nursing education. Specifically, the articles addressed technology in nursing curricula, use of technology to teach nursing education, and use of technology to form collaborative relationships. In this article we present questions such as: how do these programs assist student nurses to transition to nurse providers where technology is infused into their work and workflow and what is the influence of the collaborative relationships with nurse educators, administrators, and informatics specialists increase patient safety and quality.
College of Nursing, The University of Arizona, Tucson (Drs Carrington and Shea); Department of Information Technology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Ms Tiase); ACNS/Research, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Utah (Dr Estrada); College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Dr Estrada); and Biomedical Informatics Department, Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland (Dr Estrada).
Correspondence: Jane M. Carrington, PhD, RN, College of Nursing, University of Arizona, PO Box 210203, 1305 N. Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The information in this column was presented in part at the American Medical Informatics Association fall meeting during the Nursing Informatics Working Group special session, 2013.
The authors thank Roy Simpson, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, for his support for publication of this work.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.