Telenursing refers to the use of telecommunications and information technology in the provision of nursing services whenever a large physical distance exists between patient and nurse, or between any number of nurses.

Telenursing is a subset of Clinical Telemedicine that focuses on the delivery, management, and coordination of care and services using telecommunications technology within the domain of nursing.

Telenursing nurses use the nursing process to provide care for patients or defined patient populations over a telecommunication device.Importantly, the nursing process and scope of practice are the same in telenursing as in traditional nursing practice. It helps this way by giving more professional advice, and better training to nurses in the Regional Centers. This is the best way to lower the cost of long distance travels, and to give better health care for patients.

Among the many diverse clinical functions of telenursing, nurses are monitoring patients with chronic diseases, helping patients manage their symptoms and co-morbidities, and coordinating care for patients who require services from numerous health professionals.

Telenursing applications is a way of providing care to more patients without needing more nurses. This way, nurses are able to spend more time on direct patient care.