Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, is currently an Associate Research Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine. In this position, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of Computers in Nursing, the first peer-reviewed journal to focus exclusively on informatics and computer use in nursing. Dr. Nicoll is also the author of The Nurses’ Guide to the Internet, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. The 3rd edition of the best-selling title was recently published.
This article was originally published in CIN Plus, Vol. 3, No. 3, September 1, 2000. Reprinted with permission.
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