NURS 460 Health Information Technology • 4 Cr.


This course is an introduction to health information systems and informatics concepts encountered in healthcare settings. The course is designed to enable students to use information management and patient care technologies to deliver safe and effective care to diverse patient populations in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: Acceptance into BSN program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Analyze the use of information systems in interdisciplinary communication in the healthcare setting. Appraise health information systems technology used in healthcare relative to quality improvement, reimbursement, patient satisfaction, patient-centered care and improved safety outcomes for both patients and healthcare workers. Analyze and apply current ethical standards and patients' rights that are effected by health information technology. Observe and evaluate the nurse's role and responsibilities in the design, selection, implementation, and application of systems and technology in healthcare. Critique electronically accessible resources to determine credibility and application for healthcare consumers. Relate the role and responsibilities of a nursing informatics specialist to the major challenges, processes and systems of healthcare technology and its impact on nursing care of patient. Engage in and evaluate the processes and systems of healthcare technologies and their impact on patient care and outcomes.