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224 - Just the FACTS on Mentoring Novice Informatics Nurses

‐ May 4, 2013 1:15pm

Enrollment in nursing informatics programs is on the rise. As informatics nurses begin their journey, they need effective mentors. This presentation describes the FACTS (Familiarize, Assess, Coach, Teach, and Support) framework used at the NIH Clinical Center to orient new informatics nurses to lay a solid foundation for growth.

Contact hours available until 5/4/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee: Laurie Levknecht discloses other financial or material support as an employee of Elsevier CPM Resource Center.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by ANIA, Anthony J. Jannetti Inc., or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and ANIA.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.


  • Describe the FACTS (Familiarize, Assess, Coach, Teach and Support) framework and how it can help provide a solid foundation for new nursing informatics specialists.
  • Identify tools that can be used to assess the informatics competency of nurses new to the field.
  • Discuss ongoing feedback and mentoring strategies to utilize from the first day, through orientation, and beyond.