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.
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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.
See the Nursing website, www.ryerson.ca/ce/nursing, for further information.
This is an advanced-level course. It is recommended that the student have a beginning knowledge of computer functions and have working knowledge of word processing software in order to complete assignments.
- Patient Safety and Nursing Informatics : Required Courses