This course focuses on the application of informatics as it applies to healthcare and nursing practice. Theoretical, evidence-based, and practical approaches to information technology and technical languages and models relative to public and institutional healthcare policies governing data management will be explored. Emphasis is placed on ethical, confidential, and security issues related to the electronic health record. The course also addresses technology issues important to the future of nursing and healthcare. This course includes two credit hours of theory (30 clock-hours) and meets the requirements for a written communication course (see Communication Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Bulletin).
All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.00).