Author: Ferry Efendi, Nursalam, Retno Indarwati
Nursing informatics specialises in integrating the sciences of nursing, computer and information in identifying, collecting, processing, and managing data and information to support nursing practice, administration, education, research, and the expansion of nursing knowledge. The rapid change of health care delivery system is creating a pressing need for nurses to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in informatics in order to provide leadership in reshaping nursing and health care in communities and also health care providers. Societal changes have been influencing the nature of nursing in the future.
They are changes in nurses’ roles, increased globalization, industrialization of developing countries, and educational developments. Nurses of the future will play a key role as an information mediator to facilitate the uses of technology by consumers. Desk analysis was performed from online and offline published materials. After discussing the changes in nurses’ role in the future, the papers proposes an integration of nursing informatics subjects into nursing education curricula in higher education institutions of Indonesia. Nursing students then will get ready for their future roles and in a wider context, will be prepared for the global competition.
Keywords: nursing informatics, nurse