NR360 – What Is Nursing Informatics?

Unit 1 discussion

Discuss ways that nursing informatics could be applied to all areas of professional nursing practice, including clinical practice, administration, education, and research. Provide examples of each. What do you see as the biggest significance of nursing informatics, and why?

Unit 2 discussion

Database Search

Choose a topic related to health that has meaning to your personal health, interests, and well-being. This may be a disease, such as diabetes, or a healthy fitness activity.

Conduct a database search comparing one of the following database directories with Google Scholar.

CINAHL and Google Scholar

PubMed and Google Scholar

Explain how you were able to narrow down the number of article hits you had initially, and present within your post a summary of the credible article you chose as your resource. How do you know your article choice is credible? Which database do you prefer and why?

How will using a database search facilitate your

scholarly work;

nursing work (evidence-based practice); and

personal self-development?

Unit 3 discussion

Healthcare Technology: Local, National, and Global Considerations

Imagine that you are a public health nurse, and you and your colleagues have determined that the threat of a deadly new strain of influenza indicates a need for a mass inoculation program in your community. What public health data would have been used to determine the need for such a program? Where would you locate public health data? What data will be collected to determine the success of such a program? How might you communicate this to other communities or internationally?

Unit 4 discussion

Workarounds and Their Implications for Patient Safety

What is a workaround? Identify a workaround (specific to technology used in a hospital setting) that you have used or perhaps seen someone else use, and analyze why you feel this risk-taking behavior was chosen over behavior that conforms to a safety culture. What are the risks? Are there benefits? Why or why not?

Discuss the current patient safety characteristics used by your current workplace or clinical site. Identify at least three aspects of your workplace or clinical environment that need to be changed with regard to patient safety (including confidentiality), and then suggest strategies for change.

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Unit 5 discussion

From Data to Knowledge and Wisdom!

How does data become knowledge and finally wisdom? Explain the relationship between knowledge acquisition, knowledge processing, knowledge generation, knowledge dissemination, and wisdom. Then, provide examples from your clinical practice (or past work experiences) according to the following.

Examples of knowledge acquisition

Examples of knowledge generation

Examples of knowledge processing

Examples of knowledge dissemination

Examples of the use of feedback

Unit 6 discussion

Informatics and the Development of Standards

Discuss the roles of federal, state, and local public health agencies in the development of standards for informatics in healthcare.

Unit 7 discussion

Technology: Benefits and Future Trends

What technology do you find most beneficial to use in your work or school setting? Least beneficial? Why do you find this tool useful or not? Then, using your imagination, look to the future and think about how this tool could be enhanced even further. Describe your dream technology, with consideration for patient care and safety.

Unit 8 discussion

Team Presentation

This week, one member of your team will be responsible for posting your team presentation to this discussion thread under the color-coordinated thread below that corresponds with your team. This must be posted by Monday of Unit 8 by 11:59 p.m.

Critique a team presentation other than your own, and include what the presentation taught you and what you see as far as its effect on patient safety and healthcare technology.

What changes in the presentation would you recommend, and why?

Ask questions! Each team is responsible for responding to questions asked of its presentation!

Remember to include sources of literature in your posts to back up the statements you make! Remember, we are all about evidence-based practice!

This is a short week, and you still must have at least two posts on 2 different days this week. The course ends on Wednesday of Unit 8.

Unit 2ATI Nurse’s Touch-Nursing Informatics & Technology: Informatics

Unit 4-ATI Nurses Touch – Nursing Informatics & Technology

Unit 5 ATI Nurse’s Touch – Nursing Informatics & Technology

Unit 7 ATI Nurse’s Touch – Nursing Informatics & Technology


Nurse’s touch provides interactives that will enhance students’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes with important topics and scenarios in nursing practice. Each module provides case studies along with a practice and proctored assessment of content comprehension.


This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

1. Describe patient care technologies as appropriate to address the needs of a diverse patient population.

2. Analyze data from all relevant sources, including technology, to inform the delivery of care.

3. Define standardized terminology that reflects nursing’s unique contribution to patient outcomes.

4. Investigate safeguards and decision making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and

information systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers.

5. Identify patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe

nursing practice.

6. Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data

security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client’s right to privacy.

7. Examine the use of information systems to document interventions related to achieving nurse sensitive


8. Discuss the value of best evidence as a driving force to institute change in delivery of nursing care.


Refer to Course Calendar for details. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.


? Actual points earned will be based on the highest percentage score earned on the test multiplied by the

total points possible.

? (ie. If the assignment is worth 20 points, and you get 50% of the questions correct, you will earn 10


? While you may retake the assessment, there may be a time delay of between retakes. Check with your

instructor for more information.


NR360 Information Systems in Healthcare

NR360 Nurses Touch Guidelines.docx Revised 07/19/2017 CSS 2


Log into your MY ATI Account and Select the “Learn” tab. Go to the ”

NURSE’S TOUCH: NURSING INFORMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY” tutorial. Listed below are the specific assigned

modules under this tutorial and units they are due. Please complete module lesson, case studies and

post test. Each module ranges from 1.5 to 2 hours for completion.








Points % Description

Completes the

module, case

study and post?


Completes assigned “Nurse’s Touch: Nursing Informatics and

Technology” module, case study and post test.

Unit 3 assignment

We Can, but Dare We?

As healthcare providers, we look more and more to technology to improve patient outcomes, streamline operations, and lower costs. Sometimes, technology can be used in ways that have ethical, moral, and legal considerations too. You will be writing about the use of personal devices and social media and its use in healthcare. We can do it, but dare we?

This is a “think outside the box” assignment in which there is not necessarily only one right answer. Still, you are required to find sources that support your opinions. Be sure to cite and reference them in your paper. Download the We Can, but Dare We guidelines (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. The assignment template can be found in the Assignment Resources folder in the Files area. Please use the template when completing your paper.

Submit the assignment by the due date, as instructed by your faculty member.

Unit 6 assignment


The purpose of this assignment is to (a) explore and present an information technology used in the

healthcare system that supports the patient care experience and (b) develop the skills of team

communication, collaboration, and production.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

? CO 1: Describe patient care technologies as appropriate to address the needs of a diverse patient

population. (PO 1)

? CO 5: Identify patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that

support safe nursing practice. (PO 5)

? CO 6: Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to

data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client’s right to privacy. (PO 6)

? CO 8: Discuss the value of best evidence as a driving force to institute change in delivery of nursing

care. (PO 8)


See Course Schedule in Syllabus. The college’s Late Assignment Policy applies to this activity.


This assignment is worth a total of 240 points.


1. For this team project, students will be assigned by faculty into teams of three to five individuals

depending upon class size.

2. Teams will receive a project grade based on assessment by the project rubric, which will then be

applied to each individual’s grade for the project minus points for lack of participation in the

development or presentation of the project.

3. The team leader will make all dropbox submissions for the course so that the

a. TURNITIN similarity index will not pickup inadvertent self plagiarism from another team

member’s submission

b. Course faculty will have only one submission to review and grade.

4. Use Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, 2010 or higher for systems’ compatibility.

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a. Follow the best practices for PowerPoint construction & presentation

Preparing the Presentation

1. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes between 25?30 slides, NOT including the

title and reference slides.

a. Speaker Notes

i. Outline and “script” the presentation for online students.

ii. Online students’ speaker notes should include the name of the student who

researched and presented the slide information.

iii. Campus students follow the guidelines of your course instructor.

b. Scholarly writing and APA 6th Edition guidelines should be followed as applicable to

PowerPoint slides.

c. Cite sources in APA format in the applicable slides and include the APA formatted

reference in your reference list slide(s) ? Minimum 6 references

d. Spelling, grammar, and punctuation apply even in bullet points and speaker slides (e.g.,

quotation marks, italics, verb tense, etc.)

e. Copyright and plagiarism rules apply

2. Each team will be assigned a healthcare information systems technology (e.g., Computerized

Physician Order Entry, Electronic Health Record, Electronic Medical Record, etc.) by the course

instructor. For that technology, include the following discussions in the presentation:

a. Introduce the technology & the team

i. Title slide should identify the assigned technology and introduce team members

ii. Provide an introduction

1. Describe the technology

2. Purpose for the technology in healthcare.

3. Establish the professional tone for the presentation.

b. History & Current Use

i. Describe significant findings that prompted the development of the technology

ii. Discuss the history and current use of the technology in healthcare

iii. Describe three goals of this technology’s implementation.

c. Impact on healthcare and nursing

i. Impact on professional nursing practice.

ii. Patient safety impact (including statistical justification)

iii. Impact on patient care delivery, quality care measures/monitoring, and risk

management (privacy, confidentiality, and security) as applicable.

1. Ethical & legal considerations.

2. Infrastructure/operational consequences (e.g., budget, costs, etc.)

3. Impact on a population and/or geographic region

4. Provide examples & statically significant data to support examples.

d. Three advantages and disadvantages

i. Patient’s vantage point or perspective (e.g., patient outcomes, safety,

patient/family satisfaction).

ii. Nurse’s vantage point (improves/hinders job efficiency/safety)

iii. Healthcare organization’s vantage point (regulatory compliance, financial, etc.)

e. Controversy/Issues/Challenges/Regulatory implications

i. How might issues surrounding the chosen technology be addressed/solved?

ii. Provide statically significant data or evidence to support your findings.

f. Summary

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i. Key points

ii. Discoveries/surprises

iii. Lessons learned by the team

3. Team Project Evaluation (40 points)

a. Place & discuss the following questions and responses in the slides(s) following the

summary slide and prior to the reference slide(s).

i. How did the team function well? (e.g., team strengths, team balance, etc.)

ii. What problems did you have interacting as a team? (e.g., team weaknesses,

outside challenges, technology, etc.)

iii. What specific actions would you recommend to future teams to help them

interact, function, and collaborate successfully?

Evaluative Needs Summary