NR 547 Theoretical and Practice Foundations of Nursing Informatics 6 Cr.
This seminar addresses the foundational concepts of Nursing Informatics and provides the student with the opportunity to apply these concepts to the development of a Nursing Informatics project. This seminar also includes reviewing information exchange standards, methods and models of care. Students address communication and conflict resolution techniques as they create change in the process of developing their project and identify and apply data analysis principles. Students participate in a mentored practicum of 100 hours during which the student completes the seminar’s experiential learning assignments which is their Nursing Informatics project. This practicum experience introduces the student to specialized roles in that support improved patient outcomes and the opportunity to develop reflective practices and appreciative inquiry. Students incorporate practice standards, quality improvement processes, regulatory and accreditation standards as well as ethical practices into their project.