Semester Hours: 3

This required core course in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program focuses on the collection, organization, analysis, and dissemination of information in nursing and health care. Students are introduced to the speciality of nursing informatics, the information system life-cycle telemedicine, and the use of technology to enhance nursing care delivery and patient safety. Also, students learn how to design, use, and manipulate large and small patient databases for the analysis of patient outcomes.