Academic Catalog

Nursing (NURS)

NURS 540  - Informatics and Healthcare Technologies  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: NURS 310, 320, 410, 430. This course explores the utilization of information management, patient care technologies and communication technologies to deliver quality and safe patient care. Standardized computer information systems terminologies, regulatory reporting, decision support systems for evidence-based practice and health education, data analysis for quality improvement, electronic health records to improve patient outcomes, data security and confidentiality of patient information will be explored. The registered nurse will examine social technology and public information domains and their impact on quality and safe patient care. (This is an 8-week course, offered in the second half of the semester [fall and spring only; not yet offered in summer].)