How do nurses become e-nurses?

Healthcare staff will need more training to take advantage of developments in IT

Healthcare staff will need more training to take advantage of developments in IT

At RCN Congress in June, delegates agreed to a motion calling for all nurses to be supported to become e-nurses. But what does being an e-nurse mean, and how should nurses ensure they can become one?

According to the RCN, to become e-nurses all nurses should be able to access the information they need to do their job. This could mean access to the right IT, the training to use it, and the skills to collect and apply data to improve care.

The Department of Health and the NHS agree that more nursing work should be digitised, and there have been several reports and a surge of funding to boost the use of IT in the NHS.



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