SOURCE: CliniComp

May 02, 2006 08:00 ET

CliniComp & The OSU College of Nursing Executives Team Up to Present at North American Learning Resources Centers Conference

Presentation Will Inform Nurse Educators About Clinical Technology

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 -- Christine R. Curran, PhD, RN, clinical associate professor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, and Thalia Rankin, MS, RN, clinical services manager at CliniComp, Intl., will co-present at the 11th Biennial North American Learning Resource Centers Conference at the Doubletree Hotel, Philadelphia, Pa., June 15-17. They will share their expertise on "Informatics-Facilitated Learning for Undergraduate Nursing Students: The Ohio State University's Vision and Reality" to an audience of nursing educators.

The conference, in collaboration with and endorsed by the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, is a prominent vehicle for nursing educators involved with learning resource centers and clinical simulations to strengthen their roles through learning, sharing and networking with professional colleagues. The theme of this year's conference, sponsored by Villanova University College of Nursing, is Nursing Education on the Move: Technology, Creativity and Innovation.

Curran and Rankin's presentation will share the vision and implementation of The Ohio State University College of Nursing's project to embed informatics competencies and use of a clinical information system into the undergraduate curriculum. The project integrated a production-ready clinical information system (CliniComp) into the skills lab, simulated the clinical practice environment using virtual cases and human simulators, embedded informatics knowledge and skills into the existing medical /surgical (including high acuity) curriculum and created a virtual community of patients that students "get to know" across their curriculum. These components enhance clinical and informatics competencies as well as critical thinking of undergraduate nursing students.

"It is a testament to the effectiveness of CliniComp's solutions that they are being used as a training model for The Ohio State University College of Nursing, one of the country's most respected nursing programs," explains Chris Curran, clinical associate professor at The OSU College of Nursing. "This innovative project prepares nursing students for the real-world challenges they will face and equips them to maximize the benefits of clinical information systems."

About The OSU College of Nursing

The College of Nursing at The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio, is ranked among the top 25 graduate programs in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. OSU has offered undergraduate and graduate nursing programs since 1945 and 1954, respectively, and a doctoral program since 1984. The mission of the College of Nursing is to generate, disseminate and apply knowledge as it relates to the nursing care of individuals, families and communities in health and illness. The college seeks excellence through continuing achievement and improvement in the quality of its teaching, research and scholarship, clinical practice and service. For more information about OSU's College of Nursing, call 614.688.8145 or visit

About CliniComp

CliniComp, Intl., delivers powerful clinical information solutions developed specifically for acute-care hospitals, including academic medical centers, military facilities and other acute-care providers, as well as integrated delivery networks. CliniComp tools enable clinicians to document care, monitor processes, identify patient outliers and utilize actionable data to perform best practices in the clinical environment. This results in reduced medical errors, increased efficiency and enhanced patient care. CliniComp's tools for supervisors and managers deliver broad functionality to improve patient care and reduce risks. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in San Diego, CliniComp serves over 40 installed hospital clients, including Sharp HealthCare, UCLA Healthcare, Lee Memorial Health System and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. To learn more, visit or call 800.350.8202.

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