Advancing Nursing Informatics through Clinical Placements: Pilot Study

Zerina Lokmic-Tomkins, Sandeep Brar, Neville Lin, Melvin Khor, Kate Mathews, Karl Lawlor

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Work integrated learning in the space of nursing informatics is a new concept in Australian nursing curriculum. This study examined nursing students' experiences in the pilot nursing informatics clinical placement centered on electronic medical records, their use in patient care and clinical decision making. Students completed reflective diaries of their learning during the four-week placement. Data was explored by thematic analysis. Emergent themes included: importance of adequate training in using EMR; impact of EMR on nursing workflow and patient care; shaping future career choices; forming rewarding relationships; and potential for improvements. These themes will be used to enhance teaching and learning opportunities as this pilot placement evolves into permeant part of the nursing curriculum.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNurses and Midwives in the Digital Age
Subtitle of host publicationSelected Papers, Posters and Panels from the 15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics
EditorsMichelle Honey, Charlene Ronquillo, Ting-Ting Lee, Lucy Westbrooke
Place of PublicationAmsterdam Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643682211
ISBN (Print)9781643682204
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Congress on Nursing Informatics 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 23 Aug 20212 Sept 2021
Conference number: 15th

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


ConferenceInternational Congress on Nursing Informatics 2021
Abbreviated titleNI 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Internet address


  • electronic medical records
  • graduate entry to practice nursing
  • nursing informatics
  • Work-integrated learning

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