Date of Graduation

Spring 5-19-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


School of Nursing and Health Professions



First Advisor

Juli Maxworthy

Second Advisor

Susan Prion

Third Advisor

Lisa Radesi


Nursing Informatics (NI) is quickly becoming an essential part of nursing. From the classroom, to the bedside, and to the boardroom, nurses across the nursing continuum are expected to use NI in their practice with the hopes of delivering better quality care to their patients. However, the training and education of NI provided to all levels of nurses is unable to keep up with the pace of technology. This project seeks to improve the NI competency of the nursing workforce at a pediatric hospital through an educational course using NI competencies identified by the Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER) Initiative (2009). The value of this project is that it addresses the gap in NI education and competencies at a 265-bed pediatric hospital and creates a NI curriculum that is relevant, timely, and teaches nurses the essential skills to use NI to provide quality care and become a driver of patient quality outcomes.

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