Title: Artificial intelligence in nursing education: Are we ready
Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to healthcare technologies, and how it is transforming nurses’ roles and enhancing patient care. Typically AI refers to the ability of computers to independently convert data into knowledge to guide decision-making. AI is already part of our current health care environment. Many of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and patient monitor systems are based on AI principles, enabling expansion of telemedicine, virtual visits and remote monitoring a reality. This technology has the potential to reshape a nurse’s ability to deliver care and monitor patients, particularly with limited resources and staffing.
Contemporary literature confirms embracing AI is inevitable if we want to provide quality care during times when staffing numbers is dwindling. While A1 technology can make us work smarter and clinical decision-tools can make us more efficient health care providers, we must prepare compassionate, critical thinking nurses – that is non-negotiable. Nursing educators are increasingly challenged to leverage AI in preparing students to meet the demands of an ever evolving health care environment.
Audience Take Away:
- Knowledge of the scope of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare.
- Understanding how AI can reshape nursing practice.
- Examples of how AI can be integrated in existing nursing courses and programs.