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The informatics concentration is intended to prepare the graduate as a beginning informatics nurse specialist (INS) and toward eligibility for certification. The concentration provides exposure to all phases of the informatics life cycle as well as preparation for working as an INS within a healthcare system as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- The design and/or implementation of applications of nursing informatics science to nursing practice problems.
- Analysis and evaluation of information requirements for nursing practice.
- Appraisal of computer and information technologies for their applicability to nursing practice problems. This includes
- Appraisal of the appropriateness of the technology to the nursing situation,
- Appraisal of the effectiveness of the proposed technology to the specific problem,
- Appraisal of the impact of the proposed technology on nursing efficiency and productivity, and
- Analysis of any ethical issues pertaining to proposed applications of information technology to nursing practice-especially those concerned with patient safety and privacy.
- Identification of informatics theory appropriate to the practice of nursing informatics.
- Identification of strategies, policies, and procedures for introducing, evaluating, and modifying information technology appropriate for nursing practice.