NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing 567 MI 5100—Survey of Biomedical Informatics This online, interactive course is an introductory survey of the discipline of biomedical informatics. It will introduce the student to the use of computers for processing, organizing, retrieving, and utilizing biomedical information at themolecular, biological system, clinical, and health care organization levels through substantial, but not overwhelming, reading assignments. The course is targeted at individuals with varied backgrounds, including medical, nursing, pharmacy, administration, and computer science. It will describe essential concepts in biomedical informatics that are derived from medicine, computer science, and the social sciences. (3 semester hours) MI 5121—Information Systems Project Management in Health Care This course introduces the fundamental principles of project management from an information technology perspective as they apply to health care organizations. Critical features of core project management are covered, including integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management , communicat ion management , r i sk management, and procurement management. Also covered is the following information technology management related to project management: user requirements management, infrastructure management, conversion management, software management, workflow management, security management, interface management, test management, customer management, and support management. The following areas of change management related to project management will be covered as well: realization management, sponsorship management, transformation management, training management, and optimization management. Students will explore and learn hands-on skills with project management software assignments and participate in a health care systems implementation—a course-long group project intended to apply their newly developed knowledge and skills in a controlled environment. (3 semester hours) MI 5130—Database Systems in Health Care This course covers basic to intermediate knowledge of the concept, design, and implementation of database applications in health care. Students will study tools and data models for designing databases such as E-R Model and SQL. The course also covers Relational DBMS systems such as Access, SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL. In addition, database connectivity design (essential in data-driven web development) and database administration will also be introduced. (3 semester hours) MI 5204—Clinical Decision Support Systems This course introduces students to theoretical, statistical, and practical concepts underlying modern medical decision making. Students will be provided with a review of the multiple methods of knowledge generation for clinical decision support systems (CDSS) and create their own prototype of CDSS. Current implementations of stand-alone and integrated CDSS will be evaluated. Techniques for planning, management, and evaluation of CDSS implementations will be reviewed. Human factors—including work-flow integration and the ethical, legal, and regulatory aspects of CDSS use—will be explored, as applicable to commercial implementations in patient-care settings. Future models of health care, supported by CDSS and evidence-based medicine, will be discussed and reviewed. (3 semester hours) MI 6413—Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt for Health Care Lean Six Sigma for Health Care (Yellow Belt) participants will learn the basic philosophy, tools, and techniques to deliver breakthrough business improvements that will reduce waiting times, improve quality, and reduce costs in a health care environment. More specifically, they will learn to apply a comprehensive set of 15–20 Lean Six Sigma process improvement tools by using the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) problem-solving model. They will learn techniques for both quantitative and qualitative analysis, as well as methods and tools for waste reduction and process enhancement and acceleration. The course also covers how to map out processes and identify sources of variation, as well as gain a basic understanding of descriptive statistical analysis. Finally, students will learn how to perform basic pilot studies and analyze the results, in order to determine the most effective way to improve and stabilize processes. Candidates will work on either an integrated health care case study or on an actual business project and will apply classroom techniques to the project. (3 semester hours) NSG 5000B—Transition to Advanced Nursing Practice This course is designed to assist the registered nurse with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree to develop the knowledge and skills to transition into the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program. The student will build upon current nursing experience and knowledge as well as previous baccalaureate education in order to demonstrate recommended competencies in baccalaureate nursing prior to beginning the M.S.N. coursework. (6 semester hours) NSG 5000—Advanced Nurse Roles This course introduces and facilitates transition of the R.N. into the advanced practice role. Students will integrate the new functions and activities of the master’s degree-prepared nursing role into professional practice. The role of the master’s degree-prepared nurse to work effectively in interdisciplinary relationships or partnerships, recognizing the uniqueness and similarities among the various roles, is emphasized. Students will understand the underpinnings that provide an ethical framework for nursing practice. They will explore and analyze how values shape professional practice and influence decisions, interventions, and patient-centered care. Students are introduced to scholarship, evidence-based practice,