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NURS 308. Nursing Informatics

Credits: 2
Department: Nursing Science
Description: Health care technologies for discovering, retrieving, and using information in nursing practice.
Prerequisites: NURS 306, NURS 307, NURS 309, NURS 310, NURS 317
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze the use of computers, PDAs, electronic health records, and other existing and emerging technology in nursing and healthcare.
2. Demonstrate skill in accessing, utilizing, and critiquing on-line professional nursing and health care literature, including evidence-based practice sites, and integrate into safe, quality patient care.
3. Examine patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice in a variety of settings.
4. Demonstrate proficiency at the 'beginning nurse' level of nursing informatics competencies.
5. Examine regulatory issues, including privacy and security data standards, to ensure safe, legal utilization of technology in multiple health care environments.
6. Analyze nurses' use of technology such as IPods, EHRs, and other information systems to communicate and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in the provision of safe patient care.
7. Examine the impact of healthcare technology, including telehealth, on rural and underserved populations.
8. Utilize the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and HIPAA as frameworks for maintaining professional boundaries, including confidentiality, privacy, and security of patient data.

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