NUR-711: NURSING INFORMATICS: CONSUMER INFORMATICS AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES
Students explore communication technologies and their use in meeting consumer needs. The course emphasizes empowering patients and consumers to safely obtain information, services, and emotional support through effective use of health information technologies. Topics include communication technologies, cultural issues related to communication, Web 2.0 and healthcare related groups, consumer literacy, and telehealth/telenursing, especially related to the Hospital at Home concept.
Open only to RNs with a BSN degree or higher.
After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to:
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.
NURSING INFORMATICS: Consumer Informatics and Communications Technologies (NUR-711) is a three-credit online course, consisting of eight (8) 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
Course objectives covered in this module include CO5 & 6
Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, 4, 5, & 6
Course objectives covered in this module include CO1 & 4
Course objectives covered in this module include CO2 & 3
Course objectives covered in this module include CO4, 6 & 7
Course objectives covered in this module include CO7
Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, 4 & 7
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.
You are required to participate in 10 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.
You are required to complete six written assignments.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
First Steps to Success
To succeed in this course, take the following first steps:
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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