Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
NRS 319 Nursing in the Information Age
3 hours; 3 credits
This online course provides an overview of the significance of the nursing role of integrating the data, information, and knowledge required for nursing practice, administration, education, and research. Topics will focus on the role of the nurse in managing the collection and handling of sensitive client data, including ensuring accuracy in collection, confidentiality, and security. Nursing documentation to accurately reflect client assessment, nursing interventions, planning, nurse resource use, and client outcomes will be examined. The nursing role in system change, selection, and evaluation of clinical health information systems will be explored. Ethical, legal, and social issues and trends relative to information technology and the electronic health record will be discussed.
Pre- or corequisites: Enrolled in N3, N4. Others by permission
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