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Relevant Literature

"Research suggests that (IL) competencies should be taught continuously with reinforcement and repetition."

Essential Elements of Integrating Information Literacy Into Nursing Education Programs:

  • It should be taught incrementally
  • It should be transferable to other parts of the nurses; academic, personal, and professional lives
  • It should maintain motivation, develop confidence, and be relevant to nurses' expectations

Argüelles, C. (2012). Program-Integrated Information Literacy (PIIL) in a Hospital's Nursing Department: A Practical Model. Journal Of Hospital Librarianship, 12(2), 97-111.

Asking is the Answer

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Current Research Suggests...

About half of all medical knowledge becomes obsolete every five years


Every 15 years, the world's body of scientific knowledge literature doubles


The pace of change has only accelerated


Medical professionals need to develop skills and habits of the mind that encourage life-long learning


Information Literacy Sessions integrated with classroom assignments are a proven method toward achieving this goal



Singleton, M. (2011). Adjusting the Prescription: The School of      Medicine overhauls its century-old educational approach. In      University of Virginia Magazine. Retrieved July 14, 2014

Ramnarayan, K., & Hande, S. (2005, September). Thoughts on        Self-Directed Learning in Medical Schools: Making Students More    Responsible. In Johns Hopkins School of Education. Retrieved July 14, 2014

Information Literacy Standards for Nursing - ACRL