OADN offers a free course in "Nursing Informatics" in collaboration with the University of Minnesota

HomeLeading InitiativesResourcesOADN offers a free course in "Nursing Informatics" in collaboration with the University of Minnesota
HomeLeading InitiativesResourcesOADN offers a free course in "Nursing Informatics" in collaboration with the University of Minnesota

OADN offers a free course in "Nursing Informatics" in collaboration with the University of Minnesota

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This free course is aimed at faculty who are new to nursing informatics and are interested in a broad overview of the discipline. The course integrates various nursing informatics standards into the curriculum and provides examples of methods, tools, and learning resources to teach them. The subjects discussed in this course include knowledge complexity, informatics literacy, nursing knowledge work, data standards and standardized languages, clinical decision support, and future trends. 15.0 contact hours will be awarded upon completion of the course through the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Recognizing the growing impact of information technology on the delivery of care, professional nursing organizations have established standards for nursing informatics to assist faculty integrate them into program curriculums. These standards include The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice’s Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology, The Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) Informatics Competencies for Every Practicing Nurse, and The Quality Education and Safety for Nurses (QSEN) Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes for Informatics.

The course was developed by the University Of Minnesota School Of Nursing in partnership with The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and The American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Faculty are granted permission to copy or reproduce materials in the course with attribution to the University Of Minnesota School Of Nursing.

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CPDN X195 - Seminar in Nursing Informatics

Delivery Options: Self Paced Online


Course Outline:

Pre-Test: Seminar in Nursing Informatics

Digital Literacy:  Mastering the Fundamentals of Computers and Technologies

This module covers basic computing skills. If you do not pass the Self-Assessment with at least 70%, we recommend that you review the content found in the Passport Module book.

Module 1

Introduction and Overview:  Knowledge Complexity, Informatics Literacy and Nursing Knowledge Work

Module 2

Welcome to the World of Nursing Informatics

Module 3

Making Nursing Knowledge Visible Through Clinical Information Systems

Module 4

Using Technological Knowledge to Enhance Quality and Safety Across Care Settings

Module 5

Policy and Ethics for Guiding Informatics Literacy and Nursing Care

Module 6

Future Trends and Issues in Nursing Knowledge Work and Informatics Literacy

Post-Test: Seminar in Nursing Informatics Quiz


Course Registration

  1. Go to the course registration page here.
  2. Select Add to Cart and select Checkout on the pop-up.
  3. Select Checkout in the Cart page.
  4. You will need to create a Guest Account in the university system. Select Continue under "I'm new to the University".
  5. Complete all required fields to create your Guest Account. Make sure to include the state and zip code for your address.
    1. The Email and Password you use are the Internet ID and Password used to log-in to the course.
  6. Submit the guest account form, you will be asked to provide your Internet ID and Password to "Login" to the registration system.
    1. You will receive an email from the University of Minnesota with your guest account information.
  7. If you included the state and zip code during the guest account creation, you do NOT need to enter an address, phone number, or email to your Profile within the Registration system - just your initials at the bottom of the form.
    1. If you did not add state and zip code, you will be prompted to do so at this step.
  8. Proceed with the Checkout process.
  9. You will be sent TWO emails from the Destiny One system - University of Minnesota Enrollment Notification and University of Minnesota Confirmation.

Once you receive these emails, proceed to Accessing the Course.


Accessing the Course

  1. Go to
  2. Log-in using your Internet ID (Email used to register) and Password (created during registration).
  3. You should see Seminar in Nursing Informatics in blue text on your Moodle homepage.
  4. Click the course name to access the content.

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