Course DescriptionIn today's health care environment, decisions must be based on sound information to provide quality care in a cost-effective way. Well-informed decisions require accurate, complete, and timely information obtained from well-managed data processes. Health care professionals must be fluent and competent to work with the necessary tools to manage information. Computers and the applications which drive these machines are important to understanding the potential of information management. This course will explore various theories and concepts of information management and will allow the students to further their knowledge of computer concepts and applications. Equivalent to Nursing Elective: Special Topics in the BScN program.
Sample Course Outline
In order to take this course, you must have a current nursing registration/licensure with a College of Nurses or nursing regulatory body in a Canadian province or territory. You must also be formally admitted to the post diploma BScN degree through the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing prior to enrolment in this course.
The scheduling reflects the classroom-based instruction. In addition, students are required to participate in a mandatory weekly Internet component.
Students enrolled in Internet sections of this course are required to write the course test and/or exams online at preassigned dates and times that may vary or extend past the scheduled course end date. Details will be provided at the start of each course.
RequisitesRestriction: Part Time Post Diploma Nursing (NU008) or students enrolled in Full time Post-Diploma Nursing (NU004) who have approval from the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing.
- Nursing and Interprofessional Healthcare Leadership and Management : Electives (select 2)
- Patient Safety and Nursing Informatics : Required Courses