Graduate Studies Reports Access

Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6872C
Tracking Number - 2814

Edit function not enabled for this course.

Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-05-15
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 4/2/12; MS in Nursing; Question on online percentages - Online and 15% - should it be "Both? Faculty emailed 4/11/12. Cleared Sys 4/13; Cleared GC; to SCNS 4/18. Existing course; changed action to "Change" 5/15/15. SCNS appd eff 6/1/12

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-02-29
  2. Department: Nursing
  3. College: NR
  4. Budget Account Number: 620100020
  5. Contact Person: Dewel Lindsey
  6. Phone: 8133969978
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: NGR
  9. Number: 6872C
  10. Full Title: Concepts in Information Management
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Concpts in Information Mgmt
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: NGR 6770c
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Emphasis on health information technologies that puts knowledge at the point of care to promote safe and high quality healthcare outcomes. Clinical component focuses on data that support decision making.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for accreditation
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Required as part of concentration.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
  29. Objectives: 1. Appraise information technologies for application in clinical decision making and the generation of knowledge for evidence based practice.

    2. Communicate the critical elements of information technologies necessary to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Incorporate information technology for clinical decision support, plan and implementation of the process for improvement of an identified problem at the microsystem.
  31. Major Topics: . Core Concepts

    a. Defining Informatics

    b. The Tipping Point

    c. Informatics promise

    2. Core Skills and Tools

    a. Clinical information management

    b. Capturing high quality clinical data

    c. Clinical decision support & quality improvement

    3. Beyond Traditional Settings, Transformation of Health Care

    a. Personal health records

    b. Access to health information

    c. E-Care management

    d. Emerging technologies

    e. Health 2.0

    4. Professional Issues

    a. Unintended consequences

    b. Privacy and security

    c. Quality and safety issues

  32. Textbooks: Saba, V. & McCormick, K. (2011). Essentials of nursing informatics. (5th Ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

    American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).

    Washington, DC: Author.

    Informatics/Technology Policies, Procedures and Guidelines of your organization.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Exams




  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Exams




  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: Master's Program
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

- if you have questions about any of these fields, please contact or