Online Courses

Introduction to Nursing Informatics (I630)

Introduction to Nursing Informatics will give you an overview of basic concepts of nursing and health informatics and its importance to nursing practice. In this fully online course, offered also for academic credit, you will learn with other professional nurses, graduate nursing students, and the course faculty to analyze, develop, and manage information systems for nursing practice and research.

Course activities are designed to teach you to synthesize current nursing informatics applications and analyze the social and ethical impact of nursing informatics practices. You will gain knowledge of the current state of the science as well as major issues in research, development, and practice. The course includes clarification of the concepts of nursing, technology, and information management and comprises theoretical underpinnings of nursing informatics, the practice of nursing informatics, and the social and ethical issues in nursing and health care informatics.

You must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States and hold a Bachelor's degree to take this informatics course.

 

  • Course Topics & Expectations

    Course topics include:

    • Introduction to nursing informatics
    • Nursing and information management
    • Information management and information technology
    • Nursing informatics
    • Implications for nursing education, research, and practice
    • Theories supporing nursing and healthcare informatics

    You will complete information search and retrieval and online public database exercises, write scholarly critiques of nursing informatics, participate in online discussions, and complete a staged nursing informatics group project. You must earn at least an 80% plus complete the course evaluation to earn a contact hour record.

  • Pre-Requisites/Eligibility

    You must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States and hold a BSN to take the informatics course.

    BEFORE you register, email a copy of your transcript and copy of your license to cenurse@iu.edu

  • When

    Fall 2016: August 22-December 16, 2016

  • Fees

    $800

    Payment by credit card is due at the time of registration. Advance registration is required. For questions about payment (only), contact Melissa Kocias at iuconfs@indiana.edu or by phone at (812) 855-4224.

    For information on cancellation, refund, and transfer policies, please see the registration and policies page.

  • Faculty

    Cathy Fulton

    Cathy Fulton, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC
    Science of Nursing Care
    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Contact Information
    Email: catrsmit@iu.edu
    Phone: (317) 278-1841
    Nursing 433, Indianapolis

    Faculty subject to change without notice.

    The faculty/facilitators of this academic course do not have any conflict of interest. No commercial support or sponsorship was received for the development of this course. This course is reviewed and updated by the faculty/facilitator prior to the date of the offering.

  • Contact Hours & Disclosures

    45 contact hours

    Successful Completion of the Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Activity 

    In order to receive contact hours for the CNE activity you must complete all required activities and complete the online course evaluation at the end of the course period. 

    Conflicts of Interest 

    A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to influence educational content about healthcare products or services of a commercial company with which they have a financial relationship.

    None of the planners, presenters, or faculty disclosed a conflict of interest related to this activity.

    Commercial Company Support

    Commercial support is financial or in-kind contributions given by a commercial interest that are used to pay for all or part of the costs of a CNE activity.

    No commercial support has been received for this activity.

    The absence of commercial bias will be evaluated in the course evaluation survey.

    The Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.

  • Register

    See pre-requisite/eligibility information above. 

    To apply to register for this course, please email cenurse@iu.edu with the following information:

    1. Your name and the course title you are interested in, as well as the date of offering

    2.  A copy of your Bachelor degree transcript (may be an unofficial transcript) or a copy of your diploma.

    3. Proof of Registered Nurse licensure.

    We will respond within 1 business week with further questions or information.

    Before registering or applying, please note that this course is the equivalent of a 3 credit graduate level course, conducted entirely online, so learners must anticipate the appropriate workload/expectations for this level of course and also have an adequate comfort level in the online environment for this type of course. Please direct questions to cenurse@iu.edu. 

    The Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.