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NURS 30050: Basic Nursing Informatics: Home

This course focuses on the use of nursing informatics for clinical nursing practice, inquiry and communication. This guide will give you resources needed to complete assignments and learn more about the field of Nursing Informatics.

Handout from HIMSS on Nursing Informatics

Link out to a handout on nursing informatics from HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society).

What is nursing informatics?

"Nursing informatics (NI) is a specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice. NI supports consumers, patients, nurses, and other providers in their decision-making in all roles and settings. This support is accomplished through the use of information structures, information processes, and information techology." (Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2008, p. 1.)


This course focuses on the use of nursing informatics for clinical nursing practice, inquiry and communication.

How do I use this guide?

Use this guide as a starting point for your research on this topic.  Each of the tabs above helps you find a specific kind of information about your topic:

Books: Use this tab to look at eBooks and other books available on health informatics.

Nursing Informatics Databases: A selection of reliable sources to use for writing papers and doing research.

Nursing Informatics Websites: Outside websites that will give you information and organizations about nursing informatics.

Journals: This page contains a list of scholarly publications you will come across when doing informatics research.

APA Style Manual Help: Wondering how to cite a source? Need some help? Click here!

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