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Nursing 301: Nursing Informatics
Various; distance learning format.
June 2012 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the role of nursing informatics in healthcare environments; appraise the evolving roles and competencies of nursing informatics practice; explore the role of information technology in improving patient care outcomes and creating a safe care environment; demonstrate skills in using information management, communication devices, and patient care technology that support safe nursing practice; examine ethical and legal implications of nursing informatics related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client's right to privacy; and propose how technology can support collaboration and information exchange.
The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: informatics and information systems in healthcare; basic computer software for nursing informatics; online connectivity and security for nursing informatics; data standards in healthcare; patient-centered information technology; nursing and educational informatics; informatics literacy and challenges in nursing; the future of nursing informatics.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nursing or other healthcare disciplines (6/17).