The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) is completing a project with funding from Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) in a continued effort to successfully foster the integration of digital health in nursing education across Canada. In order to achieve this goal, CASN is creating a Digital Health Nursing Faculty Peer Network and developing a new resource for nursing faculty on consumer health solutions. By undertaking this project, CASN hopes to address this important need for resources and achieve the following outcomes:
- Nursing faculty will have increased their understanding of digital health and the future directions of nursing care in technology enabled environments;
- There will be a greater readiness among faculty in Canadian schools of nursing to integrate consumer health content in undergraduate curricula; and,
- Nursing education programs in schools across Canada will include learning opportunities for students in consumer health and other areas related to digital health.
The Digital Health Nursing Faculty Peer Network will help build on the success of the CASN-Infoway Clinicians-in-Training project. As part of that project, Entry-to-Practice Nursing Informatics Competencies for Registered Nurses were developed, and a Nursing Informatics Teaching Toolkit was created to support faculty in teaching these competencies.