The Association of College & Research Libraries has made available Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing
The 5 standards directly address the information skills needed by nursing students at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. The document includes outcomes written specifically to support nursing resources, language, and the value of evidence-based practice.
In a nutshell, the 5 standards are the ability to:
- · identify an information need
- · find and evaluate information
- · assess information
- · use information ethically
- · use information for the purpose of best practice
In an earlier document created in July before the nursing specific standards, I compiled some resources for faculty to browse that addressed the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000, now under revision). See the document here.
As always, I am happy to discuss any aspect of this with you.