This course provides an introduction to the field of nursing informatics, the current state of the science, and major issues for research, development, and practice. It includes the clarification of the concepts of nursing, technology, and information management. It comprises theoretical underpinnings of nursing informatics, the practice of nursing informatics, and the social, ethical and legal issues in nursing and health care informatics. Prerequisites: 500, 504, 508, 512, and 516 or consent of instructor. 3 S.H.