NURS 446

Nursing Informatics

2 Undergraduate credits
Effective December 12, 2016 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course expands on foundational knowledge of nursing informatics with emphasis on how technology can be used as a tool to improve client care in a variety of settings. The role of the baccalaureate prepared nurse in evaluating information systems in a variety of practice settings is examined. The issues of ethics, ergonomics, and nursing workflow as they relate to nursing informatics are explored.

Special information

Prerequisite: Admitted to the MANE-BSN program AND NURS 406 AND NURS 416 OR Admission to the Nursing RN to BSN program.

Learning outcomes


  • Apply concepts related to safety, ergonomics, ethics, laws, and regulations related to the use of technology for patient care.
  • Define the nursing informatics role of a baccalaureate prepared nurse.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about technology that promotes patient safety.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about using technology for nursing workload measurement and management.
  • Relate informatics activities in the workplace to the Minnesota E-Health project.
  • Utilize computer literacy skills.
  • Utilize information literacy skills.