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Course 5. Informatics

Effectively use and communicate information

Cost: Included in Transition to Practice Program for US$150 | US$40 for individual registration

CE Credit: 4.0 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 6 months if purchased as part of the Transition to Practice Program | 4 weeks if purchased separately

Audience: This self-paced online CE course is designed for new graduate nurses in all practice settings; it may also be used as an adjunct to a nursing education program.

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Empowering nursing. Improving health care.

As a new graduate nurse, you need to understand how technology is needed to create usable information and support the practice of nursing. Informatics is the fifth course of the Transition to Practice series. As you apply information from this highly interactive course, you’ll take advantage of workable tools that have the power to engage patients and families, throughout the care continuum.

NCSBN developed this course based on the results of the 2011-2103 Transition to Practice study. By investing an hour a week for six months (to complete the five course program), you’ll strengthen your core competencies and improve patient outcomes.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how informatics supports a learning health care system
  • Distinguish between data, information and knowledge
  • Articulate how health information technology is used to manage patient information
  • Explain how connected care tools are used to enhance health outcomes

Diane J. Skiba, PhD, FACMI, ANEF, FAAN
Marilyn Nielson, MS, RN-BC
Karen Ippolito, EdD, RN, FNP-BD

Managing Editor:
Susan Richmond, MSN, RN, NCSBN Interactive Services Content Manager