About this Specialization
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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Nursing or other health profession, informatics knowledge, interest in leadership skills development

Hours to complete

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week
Available languages

English

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What you will learn

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    Understand the history and development of nursing informatics leadership to appreciate today’s leadership challenges.

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    Gain self-knowledge of one’s own nursing informatics leadership skills to influence the future of the nursing informatics specialty.

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    Describe principles of nursing informatics leadership and applications in diverse settings to appreciate leadership skills to optimize outcomes.

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    Apply nursing informatics leadership skills in teams to understand stakeholder perspectives to promote collaboration and achieve mutual goals.

Skills you will gain

Nursing InformaticsLeadership knowledgeOrganizational and Practice InsightsForesight Leadership SkillsLeadership theory
100% online courses

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Nursing or other health profession, informatics knowledge, interest in leadership skills development

Hours to complete

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

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how it works

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Skills for Nursing Informatics Leaders

In this first of our five courses, Dr. Karen Monsen introduces the nursing informatics leadership essentials and skills that will guide you through your studies as you apply leadership principles to the nursing informatics specialty. Course Objectives: • Describe essentials of nursing informatics leadership to gain a foundation for study in this specialization • Reflect on your personal nursing informatics leadership goals to establish your plan to advance your nursing informatics leadership journey • Complete the Minnesota Nursing Informatics Leadership Inventory to increase self-knowledge regarding your leadership skills and how you prefer to use them • Join a nursing informatics organization or network to increase your nursing informatics collaboration and leadership opportunities...
Course2

Nursing Informatics Leaders

In this course, we explore the AMIA Nursing Informatics History Project. By the end of the module, you will understand the resources available that will be used in this course to learn about the first hand experiences, future vision, and lessons learned in becoming a nursing informatics pioneer. Course Objectives: • Explore the history of technology and its relationship to the beginning of nursing informatics to understand historical context and evolution of the specialty • Discover the AMIA Nursing Informatics History Project website to gain insight about nursing informatics pioneer leaders and leadership • Explain the criteria used for choosing the pioneering leaders in nursing informatics to understand how the project was conducted and who the pioneers were • Examine leadership lessons learned from one of the pioneers and compare to the insights presented to appreciate diverse historical leadership roles and scenarios...
Course3

Nursing Informatics Leadership Theory and Practice

“By the end of this Course, you will be able to…” • Evaluate effective leadership styles for leadership in nursing informatics in clinical or academic contexts to improve leadership success. • Discover core values that support effective nursing informatics leadership in academic and clinical contexts to inform development of a personal leadership mission statement. • Discover competing values and polarities related to knowledge leadership and management to promote successful leadership collaboration. • Determine your personal informatics leadership style based on results from the Minnesota Informatics Leadership Inventory to inform successful leadership practice. • Discuss the value and importance of foresight leadership in nursing informatics to anticipate trends and consequences that are likely to transform the learning health care system...
Course4

Nursing Informatics Training and Education

In this fourth of our five courses, I will go deeper into the training and education leadership skills that are helpful for nursing informatics leaders. I will also guide you through the process of preparing a course document or syllabus for the nursing informatics specialty both in academic settings and in practice or industry. Following are the course objectives: 1. Describe relevant nursing informatics course development in clinical and academic settings to understand similarities and differences in informatics teaching and education across settings. 2. Describe informatics education and training needs for diverse participants with various experience levels to enable development of appropriate training and education materials. 3. Develop a prototype course syllabus and introductory recorded message to apply learning in a simulated setting. 4. Describe the benefits of formal and informal mentoring for nursing informaticians to advance career opportunities and support the nursing informatics specialty....

Instructors

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Karen Monsen, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
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Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Associate Professor Emerita
School of Nursing & Institute for Health Informatics
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Daniel J. Pesut, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Professor
School of Nursing

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • There are five courses, each with five modules. You can go at your own pace, and if you complete one module per week, you'll finish in 25 weeks, or about 6 months.

  • Some background knowledge of or experience in nursing or healthcare, health information technology, and/or leadership is desirable. Any nurse who is interested in becoming a nursing informatics leader will benefit.

  • Yes, the courses are designed in sequence.

  • Understand and apply nursing informatics leadership skills to attain optimal outcomes across settings.

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