The TIGER Initiative
Rapid expansion and advances in health technology require nurses practicing in the 21st century to have a range of competencies in informatics ranging from basic computer skills to advanced competencies in information technology and information literacy. Despite this though, informatics knowledge and competencies are yet to be fully integrated into nursing curricula (National League for Nursing, 2008). This prompted the formation of the TIGER initiative in 2004. This paper will describe this initiative and its implications for health care.
The acronym TIGER stands for Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform. It is a grassroot initiative formed by a cluster of