Jodi Found has been an RN for over 25 years with diverse experience in many areas of nursing. She is currently full time Nursing Advisor at Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing in the Undergraduate Nursing program. She completed her Masters degree in Nursing with an informatics focus and final publishable paper in the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics in 2011, entitled Developing Competency in Baccalaureate Nursing Education: Preparing Canadian Nurses to Enter Today’s Practice Environment.
Jodi became an active member of the SIAST (now Saskatchewan Polytechnic) Informatics Project team at her school of nursing in 2009 to further develop faculty and ultimately student competence in informatics. This lead her and colleagues to develop a health informatics course in the undergraduate nursing program in partnership with the computer science department at the University of Regina. She has assisted countless faculty to integrate the competencies in informatics throughout all courses.
Jodi has been an active participant with CASN ongoing from the establishment of the Canadian Nursing Informatics Competencies Development in 2011. She is also a member of the CASN/Canada Health Infoway Nurse Educator Peer Mentor team with the goal of assisting faculty nationally to integrate nursing informatics competencies in core curriculum.
She advocates for the inclusion of nursing data and nursing data standards as a member of the Education Working Group of the National Nursing Data Standards Symposium work, which continues to meet annually and complete work virtually throughout the year with the goal to advance nursing and improve patient outcomes.
Jodi has been an active member of the Saskatchewan Nursing Informatics Association (SNIA) since 2008 and been the Education Chair since 2013. She frequently provides education to the members and keeps members informed via education opportunities and email notifications throughout the year.