PhD, Informatics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 1992
MS, Nursing Administration, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 1985
BSN, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 1974
2013-17 $907,600. Role: Co-Investigator. Cognitive Informatics Support of Nurses’ Medication Stewardship. PI: C. Weir. VA HSR&D #CR12-321.
2013-14 $41,061. Role: Primary Mentor. Exploring the creation of nurses' informal documentation and use in clinical work. PI: J. Blaz. AHRQ R36. HSO022183-01.
9/09-8/11 PI: "Determining Nurses' Cognitive Support for Change of Shift Report." American Nurses Foundation and internal grant from the College of Nursing, University of Utah.
2009-11 Co-Investigator: “Rocky Mountain Center for Translational Informatics in Public Health. (M. Samore, PI). Project 2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
2009-10 Co-I: “Innovative Technology as a Healthy Lifestyle Behavior Catalyst for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.” McGillis Innovative Seed Grant Award, College of Nursing, 12/15/09-1/1/11
2009-10 Senior mentor: “Optimizing Family Health History Tools for the National Children’s Study.” National Children’s Study Innovative Program Award.
2009-10 PI: Project Management in Health Informatics. Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant Award, University of Utah.
2006-08 “Change of Shift Report: Exploring a Handoff Essential to Care Continuity.” University of Utah Incentive Seed Grant Award, 9/1/06-8/31/08.
10/06-10/08. Co-PI "Clinicians' Evaluations of the Usability and Automated Clinical Practice Guidelines in AHLTA at Tripler Army Medical Center," Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Command, Ft. Detrick, MD.
2005-06 Investigator: “A Meta-analysis of Feedback Mechanisms for Clinical Systems.” Veterans Administration Health Services Research (J. Nebeker, PI) # IIR 02-097.
2000-05 PI: “Nurses’ Evaluation of Computerized Medication Management,” TriService Nursing Research Program, Bethesda, MD.
Matney, S., Maddox, L. & Staggers, N. (2013). Nurses as knowledge workers: Is there evidence of knowledge in patient handoffs? Western Journal of Nursing Research. e-publication July 25, 2013.
Staggers, N., Benham-Hutchins, M., Goncalves, L., & Langford-Heermann, L. (2013). Exploring patient-centered handoffs in surgical oncology. Journal of Participatory Medicine, 5, July 10, 2013 (online journal)
Staggers, N., Xiao, Y, & Chapman, L. (2013). Debunking health IT usability myths. Applied Clinical Informatics, 4, 241-250. E-pub May 29, 2013.
Koch, S.H., Weir, C., Westenskow, D., Gondan, M., Agutter, J., Haar, M., Liu, D.,Gorges, M., Staggers, N.(2013). Evaluation of the effect of information integration in displays for ICU nurses on situation awareness and task completion time: A prospective randomized controlled study. International Medical Informatics Association, 82(8), 665-675.
Staggers, N., & Blaz, J. (2013). Research on nursing handoffs for medical and surgical settings: An integrative review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(2), 1365-2648.
Koch, S., Weir, C., Haar, M., Staggers, N., Agutter, J., Goerges, M., et al. (2012). ICU nurses’ information needs and recommendations for integrated displays to improve nurses’ situational awareness. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, e-pub March 21, 2012.
Weir, C., Staggers, N., Laukert, T. (2012). Reviewing the Impact of Computerized Provider Order Entry on Clinical Outcomes: The Quality of Systematic Reviews. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 81, 219-231.E-pub February 20, 2012.
Gee, P., Kim, K. Perez, S., Greenwood, D., Staggers, N., DeVon, H. (2012). Exploration of the e-patient phenomenon in Nursing Informatics, Nursing Outlook, e-pub ahead of print, January 2, 2012.
Staggers, N., Clark, L., Blaz, J., & Kapsandoy, S. (2012). Nurses' information management and use of electronic tools during acute care handoffs. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 34(2), 151-171. E-pub ahead of print May, 2011.
Staggers, N., Clark, L. Blaz, J. & Kapsandoy, S. (2011). Why patient summaries in Electronic Health Records do not provide the cognitive support necessary for nurses’ handoffs on medical and surgical units: Insights from interviews and observations. Health Informatics Journal, 17(3), 209-223.
Staggers, N. (2011). Controversy over creating national measures for EHR usability. Column on Crucial Conversations about Optimal Design Column. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI),15(3). Available at http://ojni.org/issues/?p=854.
Guo, J., Irbarren, S., Kapsadkoy, S., Perri, S., & Staggers, N. (2011). Usability evaluation of an Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR). Applied Clinical Informatics, 2(2), 202-224.
Staggers, N. (2011). The April 2011 Hearing on EHR Usability. Column on Crucial Conversations about Optimal Design Column. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 15(2). Available at http://ojni.org/issues/?p=542.
Chang, J., Poynton, M., Gassert, C., & Staggers, N. (2011). Nursing Informatics Competencies Required of Nurses in Taiwan. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 80(5):332-40, e-pub ahead of print, March 18, 2011.
Matney, S., Sward, K., Cloyes, K., P., & Staggers, N. (2011). Philosophical approaches to the nursing informatics data-information-knowledge-wisdom framework. Advances in Nursing Science, 34(1), 6-18.
Madison, M., & Staggers, N. (2011). Electronic health records and the regulatory implications on nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 1(4), 54-60.
Staggers, N., Jennings, B.M., & Lasome, C.E.M. (2010). A Usability Assessment of AHLTA in Ambulatory Clinics at a Military Medical Center, Military Medicine, 175(7), 518-24.
Cho, I., Staggers, N., & Park, S. (2010). Nurses' responses to differing amounts and content of information in a diagnostic, computer-based clinical decision support system. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 28(2), 95-102.
Alexander, G.A., & Staggers, N. (2009). A systematic review on the design of clinical technology: Findings and recommendations for future research. Advances in Nursing Science, 32(3), 252-279.
Staggers, N., & Jennings, B.M. (2009). The content and context of change of shift report on medical and surgical units. Journal of Nursing Administration, 39(9), 393- 398.
Weir, C., Staggers, N., & Phansalkar, S. (2009). The state of the evidence for computerized provider order entry: A systematic review and analysis of the quality of the literature. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 78(6), 365-74.
Koivunen M., Valimaki M., Koskinen A, Staggers, N. & Katajisto J. (2009). The impact of individual factors on health care staff's computer use in psychiatric hospitals. The Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18, 1141-1150.
Staggers, N., & Troseth, M. (2009). Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER) Usability and Clinical Application Design Collaborative Summary Report. TIGER publication and on the TIGER wiki at: http://www.tigersummit.com/.
Staggers, N., McCasky, T., Brazelton, N., & Kennedy, R. (2008). Nanotechnology: Implications for patients, providers and informatics. Nursing Outlook, 56(5), 268-274.
Nelson, R., & Staggers, N. (2008). Implications of the ANAs Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Informatics on nursing education. Nursing Outlook, 56(2), 93-94.
Gorges, M., & Staggers, N. (2008). Evaluations of Physiological Monitoring Displays: A Systematic Review. Journal of Clinical Monitoring, 22(1), 45-66.
Staggers, N., Weir, C., & Pfansalkar, S. (2008). Patient safety and health information technology: Role of Critical Elements of the Electronic Health Record. In R. Hughes (Ed.), Patient Safety & Quality: an Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses (chapter 47). AHRQ Publication No. 07-. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. E-pub 4/08. Available at: http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/nurseshdbk/docs/StaggersN_PSHIT.pdf.
Staggers, N., Kobus, D., & Brown, C. (2007). An evaluation of a novel design for an electronic administration record (eMAR). Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 25(2), 67-75.
Staggers, N. (2008). Overview of Nursing Informatics. In D. McGonigle & K. Mastrian (Eds.), Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge (pp. 83-96). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, Publishers.
Gundlapa, A., Olson, J, Smith, S., Baza, M., Hausam, R, Eutropius, L., Pestotnik, S, Duncan, K, Staggers, N., Pincetl, P., & Samore, M. (2007). Hospital electronic medical record-based public health surveillance system deployed during the 2002 winter Olympic Games. American Journal of Infection Control, 35(3), 163-171.
Staggers, N., & Lasome, C. (2005). RN, CIO: An executive informatics career. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 23(4), 201-206.
Staggers, N. (2004). Assessing recommendations from IOMÂ¿s Quality Chasm Report. Journal of Healthcare Information Management, 18(1), 30-35.
Thompson, C.R., Repko, K., & Staggers, N. (2003). A Delphi study to validate competencies required of Air Force medical surgical nurses in mobilized environments. Military Medicine, 168(8), 518-625.
Staggers, N. (2003). Human factors: Imperative concepts for critical care. AACN Clinical Issues.14(3), 310-319.
Staggers, N., Gassert, C., & Curran, C. (2002). A Delphi study to determine informatics competencies for nurses at four levels of practice. Nursing Research, 51(6), 383-390.
Staggers, N., & Thompson, C. B. (2002). The evolution of definitions for nursing informatics: A critical analysis and revised definition. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), 9(3), 255-261.
Staggers, N., Gassert, C. A., & Curran, C. (2001). Informatics competencies for nurses at four levels of practice. Journal of Nursing Education, 4(7), 303-316.
American Nurses Association (2001). The scope and standards of practice for nursing informatics. Washington, DC: American Nurses Association. (Panel authors: N. Staggers, Chair; C. A. Gassert, C. Bickford, J., Sensemeier, K., Hunter, & R. Nelson.)
Staggers, N., Thompson, C. B., & Snyder-Halpern, R. (2001). Health Policy and Systems: History and trends of clinical information systems in the United States. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 33(1), 75-81.
Staggers, N. (2001). Human-computer interaction. In S. Englebardt & R. Nelson (Eds.), Information technology in health care: An interdisciplinary approach (pp. 321-345). Harcourt Health Science Company.
Staggers, N., Gassert, C. A., & Curran, C. (2000). Health professionals' views of informatics education: Findings from the AMIA spring 1999 conference. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 7(6), 550-558.
Staggers, N., & Kobus, D. (2000). Comparing the reaction time, errors, and satisfaction of text-based and graphical use interfaces during nurses' use of computerized nursing interventions. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 7(2), 164-176.
Staggers, N., & Leaderman, A. (2000). The vision for Department of Defense's computer-based patient record. Military Medicine. 165(3), 180-185.
Staggers, N.,Gallagher, L., Goncalves, L., & Nelson, R. (2014). Confidentiality, safety and security. In R. Nelson & N. Staggers, Health Informatics: An Interdisciplinary Approach (pp. 307-322). St Louis: Elsevier.
Nelson, R., & Staggers, N. (2014). Theoretical foundations of health informatics. In R. Nelson & N. Staggers, Health Informatics: An Interdisciplinary Approach (pp. 18-39). St. Louis: Elsevier.
Staggers, N. (2014). Improving the user experience for health information technology products. In R. Nelson & N. Staggers, Health Informatics: An Interdisciplinary Approach (pp. 335-350). St. Louis: Elsevier.
Staggers, N., Nelson, R., Jones, D. (2014). Future directions and future research in health informatics. In R. Nelson & N. Staggers, Health Informatics: An Interdisciplinary Approach (pp. 494-507). St. Louis: Elsevier.
Staggers, N. (2012). Improving the Usability of Health Informatics Applications. In T. Hebda, Handbook of Informatics for Nurses and Health Professionals, pp. 170-193. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
Nelson, R., & Staggers, N. (2011). Overview of Nursing Informatics. In K. Mastrian & D. McGonigle (Eds.), Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge (2nd edition). (pp. 95-109). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Staggers, N. & Troseth, M. (2011). Usability and Application Design Collaborative Summary and Recommendations. In M. Ball, J. Douglas (Eds.), Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (pp.219-241). New York: Springer.
Nelson, R., &Staggers, N. (2014).Health Informatics: An Interdisciplinary Approach. St Louis: Elsevier.
Primary Teaching Areas:
Informatics: human-computer interaction, systems implementation, project management