The Omaha System: Bridging Nursing Education and Information Technology

by Vicky Elfrink RNC, PhD

velfrink@fitne.ev.net

 

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.