NUR-531 Nursing Informatics: Concepts and Issues

Open only to Thomas Edison State University students enrolled in the BSN and the MSN degree programs and to nonenrolled RNs with a BSN degree.

This course combines knowledge and skills from nursing science, computer science, information science and cognitive science to design and implement automated systems that support the nursing process in the delivery of healthcare services. Within this course, major topics related to nursing informatics and related fields will be explored. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of how automation is used to manage information in healthcare and the nurses role in the process. This graduate-level overview course provides required informatics knowledge and skills for all MSN students as well as the foundation for all additional informatics courses.

Advisory: A course equivalent to NUR-340-NU Nursing Informatics is required to be successful in NUR-531- NG Nursing Informatics: Concepts and Issues. Students are responsible for ensuring they have acquired the knowledge needed prior to registering for NUR-531-NG.

Study Methods:

Semester Hours: 3

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