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Technology and the Nurse Educator: Are You ELITE?

Talcott, Kimberly MPA; O’Donnell, John M. CRNA, MSN, DrPH; Burns, Helen K. PhD, RN, FAAN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e31828dc2a8
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Faced with an increasingly varied technology environment, nurse faculty and students often see the value of technology but struggle with its effective use. To address this issue, our school of nursing created an innovative program that provided faculty with tools and training needed to effectively implement educational technology. The authors discuss program content, implementation strategies, and results.

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Author Affiliations: Project Manager (Ms Talcott), Director and Associate Professor, Nurse Anesthesia Program (Dr O’Donnell), Adjunct Professor (Dr Burns), University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (Dr Burns), Excela Health, Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

This project is supported in part by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureaus of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number U1KHP08381.

The information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the DN, BHPr, HRSA, DHHS, or the US Government.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Talcott, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, 3500 Victoria Street, 360A Victoria Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (

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