Hi, I'm new to this forum. I'm an ADN nurse educator in my 11th year teaching. I have taught fundies, and all areas of adult health except cardiac. I have changed the classes I teach, the hospitals for clinicals, and we did a whole curriculum change. As soon as I'm comfortable in one area, it changes! Nursing education is an education in itself!!
My question to the other educators is this: Do the hospitals where you have clinicals use computer documentation? If they do, are the students allowed to use the computers to document? The city in which I teach has 3 hospitals. One does not use computer charting and the other two do. Of those 2, only one allows student nurses to document on the computer just as a RN would do. They can look up lab & xray results, look at care plans
& make additions if needed, document, etc.
Let me know how some other hospitals handle all this new information technology!