August 21, 2013
Saint Francis University’s library and nursing departments received a Federal grant of $13,789. The grant was given to develop and deliver a pilot Information Literacy curriculum component for nursing students in utilizing mobile technology.
Senior nursing students enrolled in the NURS 405 Care of Human Communities course during the fall of 2013 will learn how to use mobile technology effectively and responsibly, and incorporate their information literacy skills in the actual provision of patient education. The use of mobile technology allows the comparison of information and helps nurses provide evidenced-based patient education, making them more effective in guiding patient care and improving overall health outcomes.
The Saint Francis staff involved includes the health science librarian, Janie Rager; nursing faculty Dr. Rita Trofino, Cindy Drenning, and Camille Wendekier; information technology specialist, Mr. Mike Waksmunski, and government relations/grants and foundations director, Rob Young.
This project has been funded in whole with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00003-C, with the University of Pittsburgh.