- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 85
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryNursing 301: Nursing Informatics has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. This self-paced course is taught by expert instructors who use a fun and simple teaching style. Finish this course to earn transfer credit and save money in school.
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The objective of this course is to understand fundamental concepts related to the role and functions of nursing and healthcare information systems. You'll be able to describe the standards, technical components and challenges of nursing informatics.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Two assignments are required for this course.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignments will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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- Notebooks or notes
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Summarize the role of information technology in improving patient safety and patient outcomes.
- Evaluate skills in information management and patient care technology.
- Describe the role of nursing informatics in healthcare environments.
- Validate the role of information technology in improving patient care outcomes and creating a safe care environment.
- Evaluate data from relevant and peer-reviewed sources to inform nursing practice decisions.
- Investigate how computer systems function as tools for managing information and generating knowledge.
- Analyze the ethical and legal implications of nursing informatics.
- Appraise the evolving roles and competencies of nursing informatics practice.
- Propose how technology can support collaboration and information exchange.
There are no prerequisites for this course; however, some students choose to take Nursing 101: Fundamentals of Nursing prior to taking Nursing 301.
Nursing 301 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Nursing 301 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Nursing 301 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Informatics & Information Systems in Healthcare||Define informatics and identify the types of information systems that are used in healthcare.|
|Computer Hardware for Nursing Informatics||Recognize computer hardware, hardware components and network operating systems that are used in healthcare.|
|Basic Computer Software for Nursing Informatics||Display an understanding of the different types of software that are used in nursing and healthcare environments.|
|Online Connectivity & Security for Nursing Informatics||Explain how the Internet and information sharing have affected healthcare. Understand the importance of security and threat protection.|
|Data Standards in Healthcare||Assess electronic health records, database security and database standards, as well as the different types of nursing systems.|
|Patient-Centered Information Technology||Evaluate several application types of patient-centered information technology, as well as public policy issues and ethical considerations surrounding its use.|
|Nursing & Educational Informatics||Define nursing and educational informatics, and explain informatics' history, purpose and the roles of nurses.|
|Informatics Literacy & Challenges in Nursing||Explain the importance of informatics literacy in nursing, as well as support systems used in decision-making. Evaluate the impact/challenges of evidence-based practice in nursing.|
|The Future of Nursing Informatics||Project what nursing informatics holds for the future. Evaluate tele-care solutions, new and improved electronic health records and other emerging technologies in nursing and patient care.|
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What to Expect For the Exam
This Study.com course has been evaluated and recommended for college credit. Once you've completed this course, you can take the proctored final exam and potentially earn credit. Follow the steps below to take the exam.
Before taking the exam, all of the following requirements must be met:
|A College Accelerator Study.com membership.|
|Completed all lessons in Nursing 301: Nursing Informatics course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Have not taken this exam three times. (0/3)|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
|Please note: Assignments are required to complete this course for credit. You have submitted / required assignments for this course.|
Please meet all of the pre-requirements in the Pre-Exam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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The exam contains 50 - 100 multiple choice questions. You will have two hours to complete the exam, so don't start until you're sure you can complete the entire thing. And remember to pace yourself!
4. Get Exam Results
We will send you an email with your official exam results within 1 to 2 weeks. If you would like to raise your grade after receiving your exam results, you can retake quizzes with fewer than 3 attempts. You will then need to retake the final exam.
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