Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016
NRS 319 Nursing in the Information Age
3 hours; 3 credits
This course provides an overview of the significance of the nursing role of integrating the data, information, and knowledge required for evidenced based 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 quality, safe nursing 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, electronic health records, communication, and culturally competent nursing care of the individual, family and community will be discussed.
Pre- or corequisites: Matriculated status in the BS degree program or permission of the instructor.
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