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The Integration of Informatics Content in Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education: A Status Report

Hunter, Kathleen PhD, RN-BC, CNE; McGonigle, Dee PhD, RN, FAAN, CNE; Hebda, Toni PhD, RN-BC, MSIS, CNE

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e31828dc292
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Many experts, professional organizations, landmark reports, and nurse executives have called for a nursing workforce that demonstrates informatics competencies. However, surprisingly, gaps in the integration of informatics into nursing curriculum and development of informatics competencies among nurses remain. To obtain a clearer picture of the current status of the integration of informatics content into baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, the authors discuss their assessment of a 2012 published list of the top online schools of nursing in the United States.

Author Affiliations: Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs (Dr Hunter), Professor, MSN-Online Program (Drs McGonigle and Hebda), Chamberlain College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Hebda, Chamberlain College of Nursing, 1350 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, OH 43209 (

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