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Weekend Immersion in Nursing Informatics
August 19 – 20, 2016, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Harris Conference Center
3216 CPCC Campus Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208

1. Two-day conference with a light breakfast, lunch and breaks;

2. A syllabus notebook/handouts for each attendee; a one year subscription to CIN, Computers, Informatics and Nursing; a copy of the Scope and Standards of Nursing Informatics; and a copy of the textbook Saba and McCormick, Essentials of Nursing Informatics, (6th Edition).

CE Credit: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 18 contact hours will be awarded. Contact hours will be awarded only for completion of the full two days of the course. This program is also approved for continuing education (CE)  hours for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS) programs.

This conference focuses on trends and issues in practice facing the nursing professional and provides a comprehensive examination of nursing informatics theories, impact of human factors, systems analysis, and design approaches. Methods for managing information databases and systems, as well as the evaluation of computer technology systems are included. The content provides an opportunity to prepare for the ANCC Nursing Informatics Certification Exam and is conducted by certified informatics nurses.

Conference Objectives: At the completion of the conference, participants will:
1. Examine theories, models, and frameworks that could be used in healthcare and nursing informatics practice, education, administration, and research domains.
2. Distinguish among the terms human factors, ergonomics, human-computer interaction and usability.
3. Discuss system planning concepts.
4. Describe available hardware, software, and communications components for a healthcare information management solution.
5. Identify strategies to establish a solution.
6. Develop an implementation plan and project management plan for an information systems plan.
7. Evaluate the implementation of a healthcare IS solution.
8. Identify opportunities to contribute to local, state, national, and international informatics initiatives.
9. Assess readiness to complete the ANCC certification examination for nursing informatics.

Conference Topics:
Welcome, Introductions and Overview of course

  • Theories Used in Nursing Informatics
  • Human Factors in Nursing Informatics
  • Case Studies and Group Work
  • Standard I Assessment
  • Standard 2 Problems and Issues Identification
  • Standard 3 Outcomes Identification
  • Standard 4 Planning
  • Standard 5 Implementation
  • Standard 6 Evaluation
  • Standard 7-16 Professional Performance, Trends and Issues

Certification Process: Are you ready for the ANCC NI Certification Exam?

Course Evaluation, Certificate of Completion Award

Target Audience and Teaching Methods: This conference is designed for nurses who want to expand or clarify their working knowledge of nursing informatics. Experienced informatics nurses will find this program helpful as they prepare for the ANCC Nursing Informatics Examination. New informatics nurses will understand the breadth of knowledge and skills expected of the role. Nursing Educators and Staff Nurses on implementation teams will particularly benefit from this course. According to the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, all nurses need to utilize nursing informatics concepts in their practice.

Goals: At the completion of this workshop, the participant should be able to identify the key concepts of nursing informatics.

Purpose: This conference focuses on trends and issues in practice facing the profession and provides a comprehensive examination of nursing informatics theories, impact of human factors, systems life cycle approach, methods for managing information databases and information technology overview. The content provides an opportunity to prepare for the ANCC Nursing Informatics Certification exam and gain nursing informatics- specific contact hour continuing credit.

ANCC Questions: From the ANCC: “Requirements for eligibility to take the Informatics Nurse certification exam have been expanded to include a bachelor’s or higher degree in nursing or a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (sciences, professional disciplines, or academic liberal arts).”

Test Content Outline: Please visit the American Nurses Credentialing Center at http://www.nursecredentialing.org/InformaticsTCOs.aspx

Informatics Nurse Exam References: http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Informatics-TestRefs.aspx

Questions: Contact Linda Hoover, info@nchimss.org, 910.632.9442 or Libby Willard, lwillard@nhsc.org
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