Recognizing the growing impact of information technology on the delivery of care, professional nursing organizations have established standards for nursing informatics to assist faculty integrate them into program curriculums. These standards include The AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, Information Managing and Application of Patient Care Technology, The TIGER Informatics Competencies for Every Practicing Nurse and The QSEN Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes for Informatics.
The Seminar in Nursing Informatics online aims to align these standards with a recommended curriculum and suggested methods, tools, and learning resources to teach them. The subjects discussed in this course include knowledge complexity, informatics literacy, nursing knowledge work, data standards and standardized languages, clinical decision support, and future trends.
Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:
- Demonstrate basic understanding and use of Computer Technologies and skills that support nursing knowledge work, health care delivery, and the advancement of nursing knowledge, learning and service.
- Appreciate and value nursing knowledge work, informatics literacy, and the role of emerging technologies in the advancement of nursing science and the delivery of high quality safe nursing care within the context of a learning health care system.
- Explain the nurses' role in supporting and engaging people in the adoption, use, and meaningful evaluation of technologies and resources that promote health and prevent disease.
- Describe and explain the evolution and development of nursing informatics to support care delivery across health contexts.
- Understand the use of CIS (clinical information systems) and the EHR (electronic health care records) to support decisions and document nursing value in service of health care's triple aim: improve patient experience, improved health of populations, and health care cost reduction.
- Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice.
- Apply safeguards and decision making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers.
- Discuss the influence of policy and ethics, in regard to patient engagement, clinical decision support and the delivery of safe, high quality care.
- Discuss future trends and issues related to nursing informatics that support and influence the science of nursing informatics and the advancement of practice, education and research.
This program is eligible to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements for 15.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.