P A G E 3 NI NewsSummer 2009    

CE Courses in Nursing Informatics

Nursing Informatics Learning Center

All courses have been painstakedly developed to reflect a 21st century, techno-savvy, theory-rich lens of Nursing Informatics. Content is presented using a wide-angle, global lens to help nurses develop keen insight and awareness of all ramifications of the informatics spectrum of health care. A constructivist, project-rich, learner-centered mode of teaching and learning is applied to provide content that both challenges and stimulates learners to engage with the many faces of informatics in meaningful ways.

These completely on-line, self paced courses are approved by the California Board of Nursing for full CE credit; CE Provider No. CEP 14891. VERIFY LICENCE HERE . Most State & Country licencing Boards accept CE credit approved by other State Boards.


Courses range from short 5 contact hour courses to 39 contact hours. The 39 contact hour courses are intensive - you will definitely become immersed in the theory and practice of nursing informatics, from a global perspective. Course Tuition is ranges from $20 to $199 USD. Learn more about the Curriculum Designer/Facilitator, June Kaminski....

NRPR 101: Nursing Informatics Fundamentals

This 13 module course introduces the practicing nurse to nursing informatics theory, practice applications, self-assessment and skill development for the future. A great preparation for those thinking of seeking NI certification. 39 contact hours - $199 tuition.

NRPR 102: Human Factors in Nursing Informatics

This 5 hour course introduces nurses to human factors essential to effective application of nursing informatics in practice. Topics focus on the human factors of ergonomics, human-computer interaction, usability, learnability, memorability, likeability, readability, asepsis, and aesthetics. This course has been designed for prepare nurses to meet the requirements of various certification programs, e.g. Topic II: Human Factors. 5 contact hours - $20.

NRED 100: Virtual Education in Nursing: Basic Level

This 13 module course introduces nursing educators to basic theory, pedagogy, applications, dynamics and the process of web development and teaching nursing in the virtual environment. Perfect for educators and nurses heavily involved with client teaching. 39 contact hours - $199 tuition.

NRED 103: Nursing Informatics in the Classroom

This 13 module course introduces nursing educators and students to the theory, application, technical skills and process of integrating nursing informatics into nursing education and practice. Perfect for educators in academia and clinical areas. 39 contact hours - $199 tuition.

NRED 200: Virtual Education in Nursing: Intermediate Level

This 13 module course provides nursing educators with advanced theory, pedagogy, applications, dynamics and process activities for advanced web development and teaching nursing in the virtual environment. Perfect for educators and nurses heavily involved with client teaching. 39 contact hours - $199 tuition.

NRBU 100: Web Presence for Nursing Businesses

This 13 module course introduces self-employed nurses and nurses wishing to provide health related web sites on the internet to the theory, application, ethics, and process of creating web sites for business and patient education. 39 contact hours - $199 tuition.

Free to Read E-Book Recommendation

Computational Technology for Effective Health Care:
Immediate Steps and Strategic Directions

Computational Technology for Effective Health Care

from the Committee on Engaging the Computer Science Research Community in Health Care Informatics and the National Research Council (2009)

Despite a strong commitment to delivering quality health care, persistent problems involving medical errors and ineffective treatment continue to plague the industry. Many of these problems are the consequence of poor information and technology (IT) capabilities, and most importantly, the lack cognitive IT support. Clinicians spend a great deal of time sifting through large amounts of raw data, when, ideally, IT systems would place raw data into context with current medical knowledge to provide clinicians with computer models that depict the health status of the patient.

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Computational Technology for Effective Health Care advocates re-balancing the portfolio of investments in health care IT to place a greater emphasis on providing cognitive support for health care providers, patients, and family caregivers; observing proven principles for success in designing and implementing IT; and accelerating research related to health care in the computer and social sciences and in health/biomedical informatics.

Health care professionals, patient safety advocates, as well as IT specialists and engineers, will find this book a useful tool in preparation for crossing the health care IT chasm.

Despite its promise, the Internet's future in supporting health and health care is far from assured. A number of technical, organizational, and policy barriers stand in the way of its adoption by health organizations and consumers.

Health care is an information- and knowledge-intensive enterprise. In the future, health care providers will need to rely increasingly on information technology (IT) to acquire, manage, analyze, and disseminate health care information and knowledge. Many studies have identified deficiencies in the current health care system, including inadequate care, superfluous or incorrect care, immense inefficiencies and hence high costs, and inequities in access to care. In response, federal policy makers have tended to focus on the creation and interchange of electronic health information and the use of IT as critical infrastructural improvements whose deployments help to address some (but by no means all) of these deficiencies.

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