Telehealth Nursing

The Telehealth Nursing SIG interests includes developing and reviewing existing standards and guidelines for telehealth nursing (e.g. competencies, core principles) and increasing awareness globally and disseminating information to one’s legislators or government health organization to advance the role of the telehealth nurse in the 21st century.

The mission of the Telehealth Nursing SIG is to collaborate with our nursing colleagues to provide collective input, guidance and information about telenursing and its various emerging roles and settings, policy, educational preparation, competencies, clinical orientation and the use Telehealth, eHealth and mHealth technologies for patient care.


Jill M. Berg, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Vice President Education, Ascension / Wisconsin
President and Dean, Columbia College of Nursing

Glendale, WI

Lana Adzhigirey, RN MN CPHQ
Vice Chair

Manager – Regional Care Transformation
Virtual Health Services
Regional Critical Care Quality

Leigh Ann Poole, PhD
Immediate Past Chair

Assistant Professor
University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

More about Telehealth Nursing SIG

SIG members communicate via ATA’s community forums, a secure internal members communication tool with numerous features, providing member profiles, a members directory, discussion forums, blogs and event calendars.

The Telehealth Nursing SIG offers 6-8 telephone conference calls/per year with opportunities for novice to expert Telenurses to work on special projects, write papers, research and to share our expertise. We provide educational discussions about Telehealth, eHealth, and mHealth for patient care as well as offering educational webinars. Members have the opportunity to participate in the ATA annual and mid-year meetings, pre-conference workshops, meet and greet sessions to learn about our SIG, SIG annual group meeting, professional scientific sessions and the opportunity to submit and participate in a poster or podium presentation at the annual and/or mid-year meetings.

Telehealth Nursing Fact Sheet
Member only content
Nurses in all settings who employ telecommunications and health technologies, such as audio, video, or data transfer in their existing practice provide telehealth nursing care. Telehealth nurses are successfully caring remotely for persons everywhere. Learn more.

Telehealth Nursing, Foundations for Governance
Member only content
The purpose of this white paper is to provide a framework of principles from which policies, procedures, standards and/or guidelines can be generated. The information contained in this document is intended to enlighten and empower nurses and other regarding the field of telehealth nursing and applications of telehealth technologies. The Telehealth Nursing SIG advances telehealth nursing, with the goals of improving patient safety, providing increased access to nursing care, and supporting the health of patients, families, and communities.