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Syllabus for NUR-711-OL
 
NURSING INFORMATICS: Consumer Informatics and Communications Technologies
 
Description | Topics | Objectives | Materials | Structure | Assessment | Grading | Strategies
 

Course Description

In this course, students explore communication technologies and their use in meeting consumer needs. Emphasis is placed on empowering patients and consumers to safely obtain information, services, and emotional support through effective use of  communication technologies and supporting health care providers in providing the needed consumer resources. Topics include communication technologies, Web 2.0 and healthcare related groups, resources and services on the web, personal health records, and development of policies and guidelines for providers and patients.

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Course Topics

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Course Objectives

After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to: 

 

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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  


American Nurses Association. (2009). Nursing administration: Scope and standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: Author. (ISBN-13: 9781558102675) 

American Nurses Association. (2008). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: Author. (ISBN 978-1-55810-256-9)


American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. (ISBN-13: 9781433805615)
 
Lewis, D., Eysenbach, G., Kukafka, R., Stavri, P, and Jimison, H. (2005). Consumer Health Informatics: Informing Consumers and Improving Health Care. Secaucus, NJ: Springer. ISBN:  0-387-23991-X.

Nelson, R. and Ball, Marion. (2010). Consumer Informatics: Applications and Strategies in Cyber Health Care. Secaucus, NJ: Springer. ISBN: 978-1-4419-2336-3.

Shelly, G. and Frydenberg, M. (2011). Web 2.0 Concepts and Applications. Boston: Course Technology. ISBM: 978-1-4390-4802-3


Other Required Media


Additional Resources


 
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Course Structure

NURSING INFORMATICS: Consumer Informatics and Communications Technologies  (NUR-711) is a three-credit online course, consisting of  eight  modules. Modules include an overview, topics, learning objectives, study materials, and assignments. Module titles are listed below.

 
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Assessment Methods

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

 

Consult the course Calendar for assignment due dates.


Online Discussion Forums

You are required to participate in 20 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 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.



For posting guidelines, discussion posting requirements particular to the nursing courses, and additional help, please see the Online Student Handbook and the Nursing Student Handbook located within the General Information section of the course Web site.  


Written Assignments

You are required to complete eleven written assignments.    

 

  1. The first written assignment, WA #1A, is a paper called Consumer Assessment Part 1 that is worth 3% of your grade
  2. The second written assignment, WA #1B, is a paper called Consumer Assessment Part 2 that is worth 3% of your final grade.
  3. The third written assignment, WA #2, is a paper called White Paper that is  worth 10% of your grade.
  4. The fourth written assignment, WA #1C, is a paper called Consumer Assessment Part 3 that is worth 4% of your final grade.
  5. The fifth written assignment, WA #3, is a paper called Comparison of Training Materials for Web 2.0 Tools that is  worth 6% of your grade.
  6. The sixth written assignment, WA #4, is a paper called Evaluation and Use of a Web 2.0 Tool that is worth 6% of your final grade.
  7. The seventh written assignment, WA #5, is a paper called Consumer Literacy that is worth 6% of your final grade.
  8. The eighth written assignment, WA #6, is a paper called Website Evaluation Guide that is worth 6% of your final grade.
  9. The ninth written assignment, WA #7, is a paper called Consumer Health Information Product that is worth 20% of your final grade.
  10. The tenth written assignment, WA #8, is a paper called Policies and Procedures that is worth 6% of your final grade.
  11. The eleventh written assignment, WA #9, is a paper called Future Issues that is worth10% of your final grade.


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

See course Calendar for due dates.



Go to the Submit Assignments area of the course Web site to submit all written assignments.

For additional help regarding preparing and submitting assignments, see the online Student Handbook and the Nursing Handbook located within the General Information section of the course Web site.    
 
 
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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
 
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. Students enrolled in the Nurse Educator Certificate program 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 will be submitted on the date due unless prior arrangements are made with the mentor and a new due date is established. If a student submits a late assignment without having made other arrangements with the mentor, one point per day will be deducted. Discussion board assignments must be completed in the allotted time frame or points for those will be forfeited.

  
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Strategies for Success

First Steps to Success

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



 

Study Tips

 

Consider the following study tips 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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