Syllabus for NUR-631

NURSING INFORMATICS: SYSTEMS LIFE CYCLE

 


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides students with a sequential process that supports the successful implementation of an information system within a variety of healthcare settings. Various techniques and skills will be presented that assist healthcare organizations in advancing through the stages of a system’s life cycle.  Emphasis is placed on the role of the nursing informatics specialist within this process.

 

COURSE TOPICS

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

 

COURSE MATERIALS

You will need the following materials to do the work of the course. The required textbook is available from the College's textbook supplier, MBS Direct.

 

Required Materials  

ISBN-13: 978-1-55810-256-9

ISBN-13: 9781433805615

ISBN-13: 9780132574952

ISBN 9781441923523

Electronic Resources

To access electronic supplemental material/resources supporting Hebda & Czar's text book please follow the directions below:                                      

  1. Go to http://www.nursing.pearsonhighered.com
  2. Under Search Resources on right, type in Hebda. Click Enter.
  3. The first book listed should be your text:  Hebda: Handbook of Informatics for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals, 5/e
  4. Click on Go to Resources
  5. Click on the “I am a Student” tab at top right corner of page. Be sure that the word Student is in red. If not, click on it.
  6. Scroll down past the book. Under Textbook Resources for Students, there is a button to login. Click on it.
  7. You will come to a login screen. If you are a new student, click the Register button to establish your free Login Name and Password.
  8. You will come to a License Agreement and Privacy Policy screen. Click I accept at the bottom.
  9. The question will come up: Do you have a Pearson Education account? You may answer Yes, No or Not Sure. This is where you will either type in your User Name and Password or create one or the system will check to see if you have one simply by typing in your email address.
  10. Click Next.
  11. If the system recognizes your User Name and Password, your account information will populate on this screen. If you are creating a new account, you will need to fill out this screen and then click Next.
  12. The system will say Processing and then will take you to a Confirmation & Summary screen.
  13. Scroll down to “You now have access to…Student Resources for Hebda: Handbook of Informatics for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals, 5/e” and click on Log In Now. You will be directed to the online resources.
  14. Now that you are registered, from here on out you will follow only steps 1 through 7 and then login in under the area Returning Students & Instructors using the Login Name and Password that you created. You will go directly to the online resources.

Additional Resources

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

Nursing Informatics: Systems Life Cycle (NUR-631) is a three-credit online course, consisting of eleven (11) modules. Modules include an overview, topics, learning objectives, study materials, and activities. Module titles are listed below.

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2, CO3

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2, CO3

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2, CO3

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2, CO3

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2, CO4, CO5, CO6

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2, CO4, CO5, CO6

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2, CO6

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO6  

ASSESSMENT METHODS

For your formal work in the course, you are required to participate in eleven online discussion forums and eight independent learning activities, and complete four written assignments. See below for more details.  

 

Consult the course Calendar for assignment due dates.

Online Discussion Forums

You are required to participate in eleven (11) graded discussion forums. Discussion forums are on a variety of topics associated with the course modules. There is also an ungraded but required introduction forum in module 1 and an ungraded but required course reflection forum in week 12.

Located within the Evaluation Rubrics section of the course website is the online discussion forum rubric used to aid in the grading of all online discussion assignments.

Reflection and Dialog  Activities

You are required to complete eight (8), ungraded, reflection and dialog activities.  

The details of, and requirements for, each of the reflection and dialog activities, is contained in the relevant module details.

Written Assignments

You are required to complete four (4) written assignments.  

The first written assignment, WA #1, is a PowerPoint Presentation titled Project Charter.

The second written assignment, WA #2, is a paper titled Implementation Plan.

 The third written assignment, WA #3, is an organizational chart titled Project Committee Organizational Chart.

The fourth written assignment, WA #4, is a paper titled Educational & Communication Plan.

Located within the Evaluation Rubrics section of the course website are the written assignment rubrics used to aid in the grading of all written assignments.

See course Calendar for due dates.

GRADING AND EVALUATION

Your grade in the course will be determined as follows:

 

All assignments will receive a numerical grade of 0–100. You will receive a score of 0 for any work not submitted. Your final grade in the course will be a letter grade. Letter grade equivalents for numerical grades are as follows:

 

A

=

93100

A–

=

9092

B+

=

8889

B

=

8387

B–

=

8082

C+

=

7879

C

=

7377

C–

=

7072

D

=

6069

F

=

Below 60

 

Course Grade Requirements by Program of Study

For courses taken in  Accelerated 2nd Degree Program  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN program must earn a grade of B- (80) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in BSN programs (RN-BSN)

Students enrolled in the BSN degree program must earn a grade of C (73) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in MSN programs

Students enrolled in the MSN degree program must earn a grade of C (73) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in Graduate Nursing Certificate Programs

Students enrolled in the graduate nursing certificate programs must earn a grade of B (83) or better for the course to be applied to program requirements.

NOTE

 All website addresses (URLs) in this course were accurate and reflected the stated content at the onset of the course. However URLs change and great resources may disappear. If you encounter a problem accessing a web site, post a message in the HELP discussion area of this course.

LATENESS POLICY

Written assignments should be submitted no later than the due date unless prior arrangements are made with the mentor and a new due date is established. If a student submits an assignment after the due date without having made arrangements with the mentor, a minimum of five points, (based on an assignment grading scale of 100 points), or 5% of the total points, will be deducted for each week, or part thereof, that the assignment is late. Discussion Board assignments must be done in the week they are due, or points will be forfeited.

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

First Steps to Success

To succeed in this course, take the following first steps.

 

 

Study Tips:

 

Consider the following study tip for success.

 

To stay on track throughout the course, begin each week by consulting the course Calendar. The calendar provides an overview of the course and indicates due dates for submitting assignments, posting discussions, and scheduling and taking examinations.

 

 

 

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