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CNUR 343: Information Management for Nurses

This guide supports the CNUR 343 course at PennWest University.


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CNUR 343: Information Management for Nurses

This course provides nursing students with a basic understanding of information literacy to enhance the efficacy of patient-centered and nurse-driven healthcare outcomes. This course will educate nurses to identify essential information that is available in electronic health records and common databases to coordinate care for patients. Nursing students will be able to effectively and efficiently use healthcare technology to identify, collect, process, and manage healthcare information relevant to decision making and problem-solving to guide patient care. Nurses will become familiar with the foundation of knowledge, technology-based health applications which support clinical, administrative, research, and educational decision-making. This course will enable baccalaureate nursing graduates to deliver quality patient care in a variety of health settings. (Open to students enrolled in the RN-BSN program & Pre-RN-BSN students)

This course aims at providing nursing students with foundational concepts and skills relevant to informatics with a focus on information literacy (I-flag) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials IV: Information management and application of patient care technology.


Up completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of information literacy by articulating the need for information, access information effectively, and synthesize knowledge to construct new concepts to improve patient outcomes. (Scholarly inquiry)
2. Explore the role of nurses in using technology to achieve nurse-sensitive outcomes. (Leadership)
3. Discuss the ethical practice of data mining about social responsibility and ethical behavior regarding information literacy, information technology, and intellectual properties. (Professional growth)
4. Examine information systems to promote patient safety, quality outcomes, and interdisciplinary collaboration by using decision-support tools. (Critical thinking)
5. Investigate the techniques to use information in the process of evidence-based nursing care effectively. (Communication)
6. Appraise the use of information science in the art of delivering patient-centered care. (Health Promotion)