KNOWLEDGE OF UNDERGRADUATE NURSING STUDENTS REGARDING NURSING INFORMATICS IN KHYBER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY PESHAWAR.
Keywords:Keywords: Nursing Students, Knowledge, Basic Computer Skills, Nursing Informatics.
Introduction Nursing informatics is a specialty that "integrates nursing science with multiple
information and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage and communicate data,
information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice". Nursing students entering different
programs of nursing have different backgrounds; therefore their informatics competencies and
preparation are different from each other. Objective: the study was conducted to assess the
knowledge of nursing students regarding basic computer skills and nursing informatics. Design
and Methodology: A Cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in a two months period
from 10 November 2021 to 10 January 2022 from 129 participants at institute of nursing
sciences Khyber medical university after approval from director of nursing institutes. Results:
Participants in this study were mostly female which was (51%) n=66, while the Male students
were (49%) n=63, The study showed that the excellent category regarding knowledge of 4 years
BSN students were high 25.67%, than the knowledge of 2 years Post-Rn students 12.81%, and
the mean score of the Excellent category regarding knowledge of 4 years BSN students were 19,
more than the knowledge of 2 years Post-Rn students 6.6. Furthermore the knowledge regarding
nursing informatics of Excellent category of 4 years BSN students were 16.04%, more than the
knowledge of 2 years Post-Rn students 13.52%, and the mean score of nursing informatics in the
Excellent category regarding knowledge of 4 years BSN students were 11.87, more than the
knowledge of 2 years Post-Rn students 5.18. Conclusion: In this study the results provide input
to educators that the students of 4 years BSN perform significantly well than 2 years Post-RN
BSN students, therefore it should now be the responsibility of higher authorities to work hard
with every nursing students to promote patient safety, and evidence based practice.
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