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.
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.
- Nursing and Interprofessional Healthcare Leadership and Management : Electives (select 2)
- Patient Safety and Nursing Informatics : Required Courses