What is it about?

Nurses are exposed to the changing demands in technology as they execute their patient-related duties in the workplace. Integration of Information Technology (IT) in healthcare systems improves the quality of care provided. Nursing students with prior exposure to computers tend to have a positive influence on IT.

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Why is it important?

Our findings show that post-basic nursing students demonstrated a positive attitude towards the use of a computer. But access to and use of a computer and IT was limited and nurses in clinics had no access to IT. A lack of computer skills was identified as a factor that hinders access to IT.


This was my first paper and was a great pleasure as it was co-authors with whom I have had long-standing collaborations. Working with both content and context experts was relieving to me who just entering into publishing

Flora Nah

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This page is a summary of: Post-basic nursing students’ access to and attitudes toward the use of information technology in practice: a descriptive analysis, Journal of Nursing Management, September 2011, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01303.x.
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