Metropolitan State University

NURS 646 : Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice

A. Course Description
Credits: 2
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
This course focuses on the development and use of informatics for nursing practice and administration. Discussions will explore the use of patient information systems in the management of nursing and health care services, challenges and opportunities related to nursing informatics, strategies for facilitating effective and appropriate application of information and computer science in nursing.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/16/2014 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Apply nursing language and minimum data sets to the development, implementation, and evaluation of nursing informatics systems.
  2. Apply theories related to nursing informatics to the development, implementation, and evaluation of nursing informatics systems.
  3. Articulate how health informatics will change and influence future nursing informatics, nursing practice and nursing administration.
  4. Demonstrate the use of components of the system development life cycle to the development, implementation, or evaluation of a nursing informatics system.
  5. Describe the development and scope of nursing informatics roles, skills, and competencies.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Prerequisites: Admitted MSN student or instructor's consent.