The Omaha System: Bridging Nursing Education and Information Technology

by Vicky Elfrink RNC, PhD


Dr. Elfrink has been the Project Manager for the Nightingale Tracker since 1994. She has over 20 years of experience as a staff development instructor and a baccalaureate clinical nurse educator in the area of psychiatric nursing. Her clinical expertise has focused on the complex communication issues involved in the nurse-patient relationship. Additionally, Elfrink has a PhD in Instructional Design and was the nursing chair for five years of the Northeast Ohio College of Medicine Television Network Committee. She has co-produced over 20 distance learning programs for nursing education and has won two Sigma Theta Tau Regional Awards for Excellence in Electronic Nursing Journalism.