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Nursing Informatics

Subject: NUR
Course Number: 430
Credits: 4 Credits
Available Online: No
This course introduces students to healthcare information systems and basic informatics concepts. The impact of technology to safeguard nursing practice and patient outcomes will be examined. Emphasis is placed on the management of information, knowledge, and technology to support efficiency, encourage effective communication, enhance the quality and safety of patient care, and ensure accurate documentation and revenue capture. Efficiency and accuracy of data collection for regulatory purposes will be explored via extracted or abstracted methods. The use of data to influence changes in clinical practice aimed at the improvement of patient outcomes will be examined. Students will explore informatics concepts and continuous improvement models to support improved workflow and efficiency, encourage effective communication, drive decision support, and ensure accurate documentation. Resource stewardship and patient safety considerations will guide stud ents throughout the course.
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