FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4 December 2013
Julie Adams, Director, Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau Internationaljulie@stti.iupui.edu
‘The Nerdy Nurse’ shares secrets for adapting to technology
Well-known blogger shows how computers and gadgets can improve patient care,
ease nurses’ lives
INDIANAPOLIS — According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the current median age
of nurses in the United States is 46. This means most nurses didn’t grow up with computers, smartphones, tablets, GPS, or any of the other modern-day technologies they’re faced with today.
But that doesn’t mean they can’t learn to use those technologies to improve their patient care, says Brittney Wilson of Greater Atlanta, who is more popularly known as “The Nerdy Nurse” blogger.
“Technology should be seen and used as an aid to delivering nursing care,” she said. “If it is a barrier, then we need to break down those walls and make it useful for the care you give.”
Wilson is helping nurses eliminate technological barriers with her new book, The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.
The book covers such topics as:
• Why nurses and hospitals need to use social media
• How connecting with the online nursing community benefits your career
• Why friending your patients on Facebook may or may not be a good idea
• How nurses can use their tech savvy to improve patient care
• How tablets can aid in patient education and follow-up care
• Why electronic documentation is better than the paper charting
The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology is written in a lively, engaging voice that will help nurses become comfortable with technology and solidify themselves as assets to their employers.
The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology by Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN
ISBN-13: 9781937554385. Published by STTI, 2013
Price: US $34.95. Soft cover, 252 pages. Trim size: 7⅜ x 9⅛
About the author:
Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, known to thousands as The Nerdy Nurse
, is a clinical informatics specialist, national speaker, and nurse blogger on TheNerdyNurse.com. Careers in Health included her “fun and provocative blog” on its list of Best Nursing Resources, and the Jacksonville University School of Nursing named her blog among the 20 Best Blogs for Nurses and a Master Resource: Registered Nursing. Wilson has been involved with Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future and has written articles for Scrubs, Nurse Together, and Nursing Link. You can find her on Twitter at @TheNerdyNurse
, and Pinterest
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 130,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.