This course focuses on concepts relevant to the practice of nursing informatics. The course emphasizes information technology applications and the principles of nursing informatics from a current and historical perspective. Learners will examine the analysis of healthcare data and its transformation to nursing knowledge. Nursing language concepts and their importance in clinical information system development will be identified. Learners will examine information technologies that manage clinical information and support patient care. Social and ethical issues in the context of clinical information systems will be examined. The impact of evolving/emerging information technologies on healthcare provider and consumer roles will be discussed.