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NU 731 Teaching with Technology

Embrace technology to enhance your level of patient care.

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 3 credits

A technology-driven health care system is creating a need for health care practitioners who not only understand how to use technology, but also want to push technology forward. In NU 731 Teaching with Technology, you’ll explore current and future trends in technology related to health care and prepare you for the changes awaiting a new, technologically driven health care environment.

You’ll explore the influence of web-based information sources on traditional classroom and textbook learning. You’ll discover how simulated experiences affect a student’s ability to grasp medical knowledge. Through lively discussions, you’ll share insights with fellow classmates on trending topics such as the use of social media to promote new ideas. As the course progresses, you gain a clearer vision of the future of health care and nursing education, influenced by the advancements of technology.

What You’ll Learn in NU 731

This course examines the increased role of technology in health care and its impact on the field. You’ll examine changes in higher education, learning theories, the instructional design process, informatics, and variations in learning environments. You’ll learn how health information technologies are being used for clinical decision making, enhancing patient care, and promoting patient safety using evidence-based practice.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Changing Health Care Arena/Driving Forces for Technology
  • Theory and Teaching Technologies
  • Instructional Design
  • Computer Literacy and Technology in Learning Environments
  • Communication and E-Learning tools
  • Clinical Simulation and Informatics Competencies
  • Technology Tools for Outcomes Assessment
  • Communities of Practice and Learning: Imagining the Future

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of NU 731, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the the way society is pushing the integration of technology into nursing education in the evolving knowledge era.
  • Examine concepts and theories related to teaching with technology.
  • Investigate technologies such as electronic health records (EHRs) that promote patient safety and care quality.
  • Correlate the changing health care and educational environments to the transformation of nursing education.
  • Describe clinical technologies that focus on faculty tools used to guide students in safe, efficient use of clinical technologies and accompanying caring behaviors.
  • Analyze simulated clinical learning experiences while focusing on teaching methods required to help students apply critical thinking and safety competencies.
  • Explore skills needed to provide safe patient care in today’s fast-paced, technology-enhanced health care settings.
  • Demonstrate strategies for teaching with technology based on best practice evidence.

Get Started

To learn more about Teaching with Technology or other courses in the online MSN program from the University of Saint Mary, call 877-307-4915 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information.