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Enabling Digital Professionalism: Analysis of the Australian and United Kingdom Nursing Education Standards
chapterposted on 2023-05-22, 19:34 authored by Carey MatherCarey Mather
Growth in use of digital technology for leisure and learning has created challenges for healthcare environments globally. Its rapid evolution in nursing continues to outpace the more sporadic updating of registered nurse standards, guidelines and codes of professional conduct. Revised standards in Australia and the United Kingdom establish the contemporary governance context for the educational preparation of registered nurses. A document analysis of these standards reveals an omit of guidance regarding the expected knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour of undergraduate nurses about when and how to access and use of digital technology on campus, and during work integrated learning. Documents governing nursing do not currently foster the development of digital professionalism, an essential component of professional identity formation, which is necessary to acquire prior to graduation as a registered nurse.
Publication titleNurses and Midwives in the Digital Age: Selected Papers, Posters and Panels from the 15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics
EditorsM Honey, C Ronquillo, T-T Lee and L Westbrooke
Department/SchoolSchool of Nursing
PublisherIOS Press BV
Place of publicationNetherlands
Rights statementCopyright 2021 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and IOS Press. This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).