National Nursing Informatics Deep Dive Program

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In today's complex healthcare environment, nurse educators are continuously challenged to stay abreast of the rapidly expanding field of nursing informatics. From electronic health records, social media, consumer informatics, mobile-health, smart phones, and other applications, the expectations on nurse educators to prepare students for a data, information, and technology intensive healthcare environment are high. Compounding these challenges are the expectations of "digital natives" or students who have grown up in the information age and already possess advanced computer skills. Information technology is an enabling tool that links data, information, knowledge, and wisdom and facilitates problem solving and decision making. However, incorporating information technology in ways that educate students on these important concepts remains a challenge for many educators and is the focus of this program.


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Preconferences

This program offers daylong workshops that aim to provide nursing faculty with resources to teach nursing informatics to prelicensure students. Select AACN Preconference Workshops in the left menu to learn more about previous preconferences.

Online Informatics Courses

CNE 121 Interprofessional Health Informatics (part of AMIA 10x10 program)

CNE 121 Interprofessional Health Informatics (part of AMIA 10x10 program)

The goal of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing AMIA 10x10 course is to examine the implications of informatics for practice, including nursing, public health, and health care in general. It will discuss electronic health record issues, relate ethical, legislative and political issues of informatics, and explore global and future informatics issues.

CNE 131 Telehealth Nurse Presenter

CNE 131 Telehealth Nurse Presenter

Telehealth Nurse Presenter is an online continuing education course to teach essential knowledge about the role of the telehealth nurse presenter.  It includes information about current telemedicine and telehealth practice, as well as future directions.  Key information about telehealth equipment, preparing and conducing a telehealth visit, and continuity of care following a telehealth visit are addressed.

CNE 162 Patient Engagement in Health Information

CNE 162 Patient Engagement in Health Information

Patient Engagement in Health Information is an online course, featuring "e-Patient Dave" deBronkart, to explore patient empowerment, engagement and activation through the use of health information technology. Participants identify a project in their own organization and develop an action plan to engage patients in accessing their health information for shared decision-making with their health care providers. Course ID#188047

Registration is now open.

MOOC - Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics

MOOC - Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics

Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics examines the implications of informatics for practice, in nursing, public health, and healthcare in general.  It covers electronic health record issues and relates ethical, legislative and political issues to health informatics.  Students will also explore global and future informatics issues.

Seminar in Nursing Informatics

Seminar in Nursing Informatics

Recognizing the growing impact of information technology on the delivery of care, professional nursing organizations have established standards for nursing informatics to assist faculty integrate them into program curriculums. These standards include The AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, Information Managing and Application of Patient Care Technology, The TIGER Informatics Competencies for Every Practicing Nurse and The QSEN Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes for Informatics.

The Seminar in Nursing Informatics course aims to align these standards with a recommended curriculum and suggested methods, tools, and learning resources to teach them. The subjects discussed in this course include knowledge complexity, informatics literacy, nursing knowledge work, data standards and standardized languages, clinical decision support, and future trends.

Registration is available for this course.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact Taylor-James Gilard at gilar002@umn.edu.

Nursing Informatics - Advanced Degrees and Certificates

Leadership in Health Information Technology for Health Professionals Certificate

Leadership in Health Information Technology for Health Professionals Certificate

Leadership in Health Information Technology for Health Professionals Certificate

By combining formal clinical or public health baccalaureate or preparation with course work in health information technology (HIT), individuals will be able to lead the successful deployment and use of HIT to achieve transformational improvement in the quality, safety, outcomes, and thus in the value, of health services. The majority of course work is web-based with 2-3 in-person sessions per semester.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program - Specialty in Nursing Informatics

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program - Specialty in Nursing Informatics

Post-Baccalaureate DNP Program

The use of electronic health records and information systems is foundational for providing and improving health care. A DNP degree with an informatics specialty focus prepares nurses to lead the selection, implementation and optimization of information systems to support nursing and interprofessional case as well as assure patient access to essential health information.