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NSG 4103 Informatics for the Professional Nurse

This is an elective course addressing the nurse's role and professional responsibility in utilizing health information systems (HIS). The course addresses the use of HIS and technology to support patient care and to enhance safe, effective, and quality patient outcomes. Ethical. legal, cultural, and financial issues surrounding information systems are also explored. This is an online course with minimum class time 37.5 hours.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Nursing
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE   Must have valid RN license and Restricted to Majors 


  • Describe the roles, competencies and skills associated with nursing informatics in a variety of practice settings.
  • Examine the ethical/legal issues arising in nursing practice while using, designing, managing and building information systems.
  • Discuss trends and issues in informatics and their impact on data management and professional nursing practice.
  • Describe key terms in nursing informatics.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3