May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
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NUR 308 - Health Literacy and Health Information Technology


Semester Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce the advanced practice nurse to fundamental concepts and issues surrounding health literacy and health information technology in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment. The course will provide an overview of health literacy theories, concepts, current trends, opportunities, and future trends of health information technology.  Learners will gain experience with practical applications of Health information technology that improve the quality of healthcare delivery, enhance care team communications, and facilitate health care research and practice.  Ethical, legal, and social impacts of health information technology implementation will be discussed. Seminars will use educational strategies and tools designed to address effective communication and issues related to culturally and linguistically appropriate effective communication. Students will utilize evidence-based health literacy research and learn how to implement personal and organizational strategies that promote effective communication, patient-centered care, and positive health outcomes. The course implements an interprofessional learning environment to prepare learners with a foundational knowledge of the issues and challenges of low health literacy and implications to safety, outcomes and health equity that can be integrated into their roles as doctoral-prepared nurses.





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