The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) is creating a Digital Health Nursing Faculty Peer Network. The goal of the Peer Network is to provide nursing faculty with support in building their own knowledge in the area of digital health and to increase faculty’s readiness to teach this content and integrate it through undergraduate nursing courses. The Peer Network will allow any nursing faculty from a CASN member school to connect with nursing faculty who are champions of digital health in nursing education – the Digital Health Nursing Faculty Peer Leaders. The Peer Leaders are well-equipped to mentor other nursing faculty on preparing nursing students to enter technology-enabled work environments.
The Digital Health Nursing Faculty Peer Network will be launched in April 2015!
How can nursing faculty participate in the Peer Network?
The Peer Leaders will be reaching out to faculty at their school or in their region in to offer mentorship and support for faculty looking to increase their digital health knowledge, use new teaching strategies to help students gain competence using relevant technologies, and integrate content into their courses and the undergraduate nursing curriculum.
CASN can connect you with a Peer Leader. If you are a nursing faculty at a CASN member school interested in being mentored in the area of digital health, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
What topics can the Peer Leaders cover?
The CASN Digital Health Nursing Faculty Peer Leaders have expertise in various areas of digital health and have used different strategies to include this content in their courses and curricula. The Peer Leaders can provide information, advice, support and feedback on content related to the Entry-to-Practice Nursing Informatics Competencies for Registered Nurses and more! Some examples include:
- Evaluating online resources to support patient care and education
- Using standardized nursing data and clinical terminologies
- Protecting privacy with the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs)
- Using ICTs to enhance patient safety
- Integrating electronic health records into nursing practice
- Using consumer health solutions such as personal health records, smartphone apps, social media, and remote monitoring devices