See below, received from one of my listserve groups.
> We are pleased to announce a new course and a certificate program for nurse
> educators in health care informatics.
> We have some spaces open for the fall offering.
> Informatics knowledge and skills are necessary for the next generation of
> nurse to practice. Both AACN and NLN recognize the importance of informatics
> in nursing curriculum. Informatics is a core essential for DNP programs and
> has also been incorporated in the newly revised baccalaureate Essentials
> draft. The recent NLN Position Statement on Preparing the Next Generation of
> Nurses to Practice in a Technology-Rich Environment
) calls upon
> educators to increase their knowledge of informatics and begin the
> integration of informatics concepts, knowledge and skills into nursing
> programs at all levels.
> To help meet these requirements, the University of Colorado Denver is
> offering a 3 credit, online, graduate level course entitled Foundations of
> Health Care Informatics. This course focuses on core concepts, skills and
> tools that define the informatics field, including the examination of health
> information technologies to promote safety, improvement of quality and
> fostering consumer centered care and efficiency.
> The learning activities and outcome assessments are designed to allow nurse
> educators to create content and learning activities that can be incorporated
> into their nursing curriculum.
> This course is offered as a one of the courses in the new Nurse Educator
> Certificate in Health Care Informatics. The Nurse Educator Certificate in
> Health Care Informatics is a 9 credit certificate program offered through
> the Office of Professional Development. In addition to this introductory
> course, students will choose two additional specialty courses from a wide
> variety of informatics courses offered at the graduate level. For more
> information please contact: Diane.Skiba@ucdenver.edu
> Diane J. Skiba, PhD Professor College of Nursing and Michael G. Kahn, MD,
> PhD, Associate Professor, School of Medicine at the University of Colorado,
> are the instructors for the Foundations of Health Care Informatics Course.
> The course is available entirely online
> The cost of the course is: $1450 which includes a $100 online fee and $75
> administrative fee. There is also a one-time fee of $140 (which is NOT
> included in the above cost) for first time students.
> The course begins August 25, 2008 and ends December 12, 2008
> To register, please complete the non-degree application and registration
> forms online at http://hschealth.uchsc.edu/son/grad/off_prof_dev.htm
> more information contact Elisabeth.Levy@ucdenver.edu