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Keywords

Nursing curriculum, Information technology (IT), Needs assessment, Healthcare, Competencies

 

Authors

  1. YEE, CHIA CHOON MA (IDT), BSc, PGDip(IT)

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to identify Singapore's healthcare industry's minimum information technology (IT) performance standard expectations for nurses' competencies. A needs assessment was conducted with a panel representing nursing education, nursing management and nursing practice. The findings in this study would provide suggestions to improve the current diploma and advanced diploma nursing programs curricula to meet the present workforce demands. The experts agreed that information technology is necessary and there were two main categories of IT skills identified, basic IT skills and work-related IT skills.