|Prerequisites||NURS 220, NURS 225, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 255, NURS 265, NURS 310, NURS 330|
|Corequisites||NURS 320, NURS 340|
|Postrequisites||NURS 410, NURS 420, NURS 425, NURS 430, NURS 445, NURS 460|
This course introduces students to informatics as it applies to healthcare and nursing practice. The course consists of modules in which students learn about the theoretical perspectives related to the flow of information and evidence-based practice in healthcare, concepts of data, information, and knowledge, language models and concepts, technologies and their applications to nursing care, and the electronic health record. The course introduces and discusses public and institutional policies important to healthcare technology, communication, and documentation of healthcare interventions, with an emphasis on ethical, confidential, and security issues related to the electronic health record. The course will also address technology issues important to the future of nursing and healthcare. This course includes two credit hours of theory (30 clock hours).