Course Index

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NRS 569 PRACTICUM IN NURSING INFORMATICS

During the Practicum in Nursing Informatics, the student will select a preceptor in the field of informatics and complete 126 hours of direct interaction.  The student will synthesize clinical applications, roles and competencies of the nurse informaticist and the interface with technology in healthcare.  The student must identify a topic for discussion and share the findings and outcomes of the project.

  • Credits: 4.0

NRS 568 CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE/CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM

The focus of this course is on the role of the nurse in the use of the electronic health record in the clinical practice setting.  The selection, implementation, management, and evaluation of health care information systems will be explored.  Regulatory standards such as HITECH, and review of competencies from ANA and TIGER will be discussed.  Other topics include project management; privacy and security standards.  Precepted clinical experience (63 clinical hours) allows for practical application of course theory.

  • Credits: 4.0

NRS 564 REGULATOR, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS

The utilization of information technology in society has increased the need to ensure privacy and security of patient health information. This course will review regulatory, legal, and ethical philosophies of informatics in healthcare.  Topics will include the history and standards of HIPAA; the impact on system implementation, management, and evaluation; and the role of the informaticist in the protection of the patient.

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 562 CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATICS

Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) is a rapidly-expanding area of informatics practice and focuses on the consumer use of electronic information to guide healthcare outcomes.  This course will cover the implementation of strategies and technologies that improve patients, families and the community access to health care; CHI applications, health literacy and trends, opportunities and future challenges.  This course includes 21 clinical hours of precepted clinical experience to allow for practical application of course theory.

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 560 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS

This course provides an introduction to nursing and health care informatics and includes applications of information systems and nursing informatics competencies within the health care system. Topics covered include but are not limited to, history and theoretical models of nursing informatics; information systems in clinical settings and the use of information for health systems management; nursing roles; nursing vocabularies and nursing knowledge representation ethical and social issues in healthcare informatics, including HIPAA. 

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 894 CLINICAL INQUIRY FOR THE DNP

This course facilitates a student's synthesis, integration and translation of knowledge and skills within the context of healthcare delivery and population based healthcare. Within a collaborative environment and under the direction of a faculty advisor, the student will plan, implement, evaluate and disseminate a capstone project.

  • Credits: 9 credits/ 540 clinical hours
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 880

NRS 890 CAPSTONE IV

This is the last of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the DNP student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. This course will focus on translation and dissemination of capstone project findings.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 886

NRS 886 CAPSTONE III

This is the third of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the DNP student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. In collaboration with a faculty mentor, the student will refine and implement the capstone proposal.

  • Credits: 3 credits / 120 clinical hours
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 882

NRS 882 CAPSTONE II

This is the second of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the DNP student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. In collaboration with a faculty mentor, the student will examine the essentials of scientific writing through completion of a capstone project proposal and program implementation planning.

  • Credits: 3 credits
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 880

NRS 880 CAPSTONE I

This is the first of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the DNP student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. The project will focus on a practice problem within a specific population and contribute to the advancement of nursing practice. Students examine the elements of a proposal and identify a practice problem of interest.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SSC 730, SSC 734, NRS 742