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    Jul 02, 2014

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    Online Start Date
    Sep 17, 2014

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    Dec 03, 2014

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

    Certificate Requirements

    MN 530: CRITICAL CONCEPTS AND COMPETENCIES FOR THE INFORMATICS NURSE SPECIALIST (5 Credits)

    This course introduces students to the field of health care informatics and information and communication technology. The theories, models, frameworks, and competencies that shape informatics are explored. The course provides content on informatics terminology and the system life cycle. Specific focus is placed on Internet technologies, hardware and software applications, and networked environments.

    Prerequisites Required: Completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    MN 531: INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIES (5 Credits)

    This course will explore the technology that prepares the nurse informatics specialist to develop innovative teaching strategies based on sound pedagogical principles. Students are introduced to conferencing tools, mind mapping, virtual worlds, interactive games, and simulations. The use of voice, videos, animation, and graphics are covered. The student will explore databases and guidelines used to support evidence-based research and other research tools.

    Prerequisites Required: MN 530 and completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    MN 532: INTEGRATION OF INFORMATICS INTO THE HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT (5 Credits)

    This course further develops the nurse informatics specialist's knowledge and skills necessary to integrate technology, communication devices, and information systems into the health care setting. The student will explore the nurse's role related to the application of information system solutions.

    Prerequisites Required: MN 530, MN 531, and completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    MN 533: HEALTH SYSTEMS PROJECT MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    This course explores the role of a nurse leader in strategic information technology system planning and administration with an analysis of the role of project management. Legal and ethical policies and procedures that ensure privacy and confidentiality will be evaluated. Regulatory and accreditation issues will be analyzed. The course will prepare the student to be a leader in planning, implementation, and evaluation of information systems in health care. The emphasis will be on analysis of project management.

    Prerequisites Required: MN 530, MN 531, MN 532, and completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    MN 534: NURSE INFORMATICS SPECIALIST PRACTICUM (5 Credits)

    This practicum (200 hours), which will take place between this course and the evidence-based proposal course, allows students the opportunity to apply concepts of nursing informatics in a health care setting selected by the student and approved by course faculty. Students will work closely with a mentor and contract to work on agency-designated projects. Students begin an evidence-based project proposal that is to be completed in MN 600: Evidence-Based Practice Project.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MN 530, MN 531, MN 532, MN 533, and completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    MN 600: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROJECT (5 Credits)

    Students who have successfully completed the core and specialization courses have a theoretical base in nursing, evidence-based decision making, health policy, finance, and organization of the health care delivery system. Students also have a theoretical base in advanced practice issues, ethics, health promotion and disease prevention, and biostatistics. In this capstone course, students demonstrate their depth of knowledge by working with a mentor to identify a problem in the student’s concentration area amenable to an evidence-based solution showing mastery of the program outcomes. Students integrate diverse content areas and submit an evidence-based practice project proposal that addresses the identified problem.

    Prerequisites Required: Completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing, and completion of all specialization courses; students may not concurrently register for MN 519, MN 520, MN 534, or MN 599

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

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