Introduction to Nursing Informatics (3 Credits)
course focuses on understanding the fundamentals of computer systems
and how they might be applied to support nursing and health care administration.
It emphasizes the use of computer applications software for Internet
research as well as data analysis and reporting. Content incorporates
theoretical and “hands-on” exposure to word processing,
spreadsheet, database management, presentations graphics, electronic
mail, and web page authoring. Basic knowledge of computers and Windows
environment is required for this course.
Networks and Databases (3 Credits)
course focuses on the incorporation of informatics in healthcare
project design and management. Content addressing theoretical and
“hands-on” exposure to database utilization, network
design, and software designed for project management and evaluation
as well as database creation, implementation, and network interface.
Prerequisite: NUR 512
Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues in Computing (3 Credits)
both on and off-line; legal background of intellectual property
and email; cryptography and encryption; attacks on computer systems;
effects of the September 11 attacks; ethics and codes of ethics;
effects of computers on work and society; responsibilities and risks
of computing; accuracy of information.
Prerequisites: NUR 512 and NUR 522
Information Systems Analysis and Design (3 Credits)
course is about structured analysis and design methodology for systems
development using Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE). Students
become familiar with data and process specification techniques such
as Entity Relationship Diagrams, Data Structure Diagrams, Physical
and Logical Data Flow Diagrams, and Data Dictionary by working on
a systems development project within an interdisciplinary group.
Prerequisite: NUR 512 and NUR 522