I.Ulusal Sağlık Bilimleri Öğrenci Kongresi , İstanbul, Turkey, 18 April 2019 - 19 April 2020, no.2916591, pp.184-185
Innovation is a process in which new approaches, technologies, and styles of working are developed. Innovation plays a critical role in the promotion of health, prevention of diseases, identification and prevention of risk factors, encouragement of health- promoting behaviors, provision of high-quality care and treatment and development of new information and methods. Innovation, which is of paramount importance for the health sector in general and nursing in particular, is also becoming one of the main determinants of social welfare and quality of life. Innovative products and services offer early detection and treatment options and help us avoid future costs. Graduate nurses play an integral role in innovation by attaching importance to training, using technological and systematic recording systems and integrating records into electronic health records. Nursing is a profession that requires cognitive, psychomotor and attitudinal skills. Innovative applications should, therefore, be used in education. Innovative strategies should be integrated into nursing education to enable nurses to meet the expectations of the globalized world. The World Health Organization has published the gold standards for nursing education. These standards recommend the integration of electronic learning and simulation methods into nursing schools' curricula. Nursing educators need to consider the integration of innovative strategies into nursing curricula to initiate and sustain innovation. Cooperation between nurse educators and nurse clinicians is of great importance for innovation in nursing. The use and development of new learning tools in nursing education has increased with advances in technology. These advances in technology and education have allowed simulation applications and instruments to become widespread. The use of simulation contributes to nursing students’ learning experiences and professional skills. Therefore, simulation applications should be widely used. The use of simulation in nursing education provides experience-based learning, enhances students' self-confidence and improves their clinical decision-making skills. An education system that encourages inquiry and allows the discovery of different branches is essential for long-term innovation. In conclusion, the use of innovation in nursing education and clinics will increase nurses’ awareness of innovation and lead them to innovative applications.