I. Course Prefix/Number: NUR 155
Course Name: Nursing Informatics
Credits: 1(1lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
1.Describe the role of information and information technology in the nursing profession.
2.Discuss the distinction between data, information, and knowledge.
3.Identify the importance of ergonomics in the prevention of health care problems using computers.
4.Describe the ethical and legal responsibilities of the nurse in relation to information systems.
5.Employ healthcare informatics applications designed for clinical practice of nursing in simulated patient care projects.
6.Demonstrate the ability to use technology of the Internet/Web for health care information access, communication and interactivity.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
A. Unit 1 - Nursing Informatics
2. Advantages and disadvantages
3. Ethical issues
4. Legal issues
B. Unit 2 - Computer Overview
C. Unit 3 - Nursing/Health Information Systems
1. Patient Care Documentation
2. Patient Classification Systems
3. Patient Monitoring Systems
D. Unit 4 - Web and On-line Resources
1. Search engines
2. Electronic Periodical Data Bases
3. Locating and evaluating information
4. E-mail and Chat Rooms
5. Health related web sites
E. Unit 5 - Software Applications in Nursing
1. Word processing
a. Term papers
b. Care plans
c. Patient teaching materials
2. Project presentation
a. Patient education
b. Professional presentations
3. Nursing education
a. Computer assisted instruction
b. Distance learning
VII. Methods of Instruction
VIII. Course Practices Required
Homework: Computer assignments
Quizzes: Periodic Quizzes
Computer Enhanced Class Presentation
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
Computer Enhanced Class Presentation
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the ASSIST office in the Learning Center. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College recognizes the broad diversity of religious beliefs of its constituencies. The College has embraced a practice of shared responsibility in the event a religious observance interferes with class work or assignments. Students who inform instructors in advance of an intended absence for a major religious observance will not be penalized. The instructor will make reasonable accommodations for students, which may include providing a make up test, altering assignment dates, permitting a student to attend another section of the same course for a class period or similar remedies. Instructors are not responsible for teaching material again. Instructors should inform students of this practice at the beginning of the semester so that arrangements can be made accordingly. Similar consideration is accorded to faculty, staff and administrators and is provided for in their respective contracts.