Information literacy: developing lifelong skills through nursing education

Barnard, Alan, Nash, Robyn and O'Brien, Michael (2005) Information literacy: developing lifelong skills through nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education, 44 11: 505-510.

Author Barnard, Alan
Nash, Robyn
O'Brien, Michael
Title Information literacy: developing lifelong skills through nursing education
Journal name Journal of Nursing Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0148-4834
Publication date 2005-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 44
Issue 11
Start page 505
End page 510
Total pages 6
Place of publication Thorofare, N.J.
Publisher Slack
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract The amount and complexity of information nurses are expected to manage continues to increase exponentially. Support has grown for integrated curriculum approaches that include appropriate content on the use of a variety of information formats and instruction using resource-based and process methods. Such teaching-learning approaches demand a major shift in educational paradigms and encompass resource-based learning, undergraduate research, service learning, inquiry learning, and problem-based learning. The implementation of an integrated curriculum promises advanced information skills, access, and use of available evidence to support clinical decision making and a foundation for lifetime learning. In this article, we argue that for information literacy to be enhanced, collaboration between teaching faculty and librarians must be fostered in meaningful ways. We report on the rationale of an integrated curriculum, changes to nursing education, and obstacles to the development and application of advanced information skills that exist within higher education and clinical settings
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