CNFL Virtual Nursing Informatics Bootcamp with Dr. Newbold

September 16 - 17, 2021

Join the HIMSS Central & North Florida Chapter on September 16 at 8:00 am ET for a two-day course focused on current informatics trends and issues presented by Susan K. Newbold, PhD, RN-BC FAAN, FHIMSS, FAMIA.

This intensive two-day course focuses on current informatics trends and issues. It includes content for Registered Nurses who are interested in becoming American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certified Informatics Nurses. Other clinical professionals working in informatics may wish to take the course to become exposed to the course topics. This program is approved for up to 14.5 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the scope and standards of nursing informatics practice
  • Describe professional practice, trends and issues within the informatics nurse role
  • Explore management and leadership issues affecting informatics in healthcare settings
  • Identify key concepts in informatics, information technology, information management, knowledge generation and data security.
  • Consider human factors in relation to information technology systems
  • Describe models and theories associated with informatics.
  • Delineate steps of the system life cycle as it applies to information technology in the health setting

Day 1 Agenda: September 16th, 2021; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm ET

  • 7:45 - 8:00 am: (Optional) Test your microphone and speakers.
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am: Welcome, Introductions, Set Objectives
  • 9:00 - 10:00 am: Foundation of Practice: Professional Practice, Interprofessional Collaboration
  • 10:00 - 10:15 am: Break
  • 10:15 - 11:30 am: Professional Practice (continued)
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm: System Design Life Cycle
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm: System Design Life Cycle (continued)
  • 2:30 - 2:45 pm: Break
  • 2:45 - 3:30 pm: System Design Life Cycle (continued)
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 pm: Introduction to Case Studies & Group Work

Day 2 Agenda: September 17th, 2021; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm ET

  • 8:00 - 10:00 am: Foundations of Practice (continued)
  • 10:00 - 10:15 am: Break
  • 10:15 - 11:00 am: Foundations of Practice (continued)
  • 11:00 - 12:00 pm: Data Management and Health Care Technology
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:00 - 1:30 pm: Data Management & Health Care Technology (continued)
  • 1:30 - 2:45 pm: Presentation of Case Studies by Participants and Discussion
  • 2:45 - 3:00 pm: Break
  • 3:00 - 3:30 pm: Presentation of Case Studies by Participants and Discussion
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Certification Exam Preparation, Final Questions, Course Evaluation, Raffle, Adjourn


Susan K. Newbold, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, FHIMSS, FAMIA, is the course director and consultant in Healthcare Informatics, Franklin, TN. She is uniquely qualified to teach this course as she has experience in the vendor, consulting, academic and hospital worlds. Dr. Newbold is ANCC Board Certified in nursing informatics and initiated the first review course in nursing informatics in 1995. She was a keynote speaker in the first nursing informatics conferences held in Taiwan and Singapore and has consulted in informatics in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Qatar, Singapore, Slovenia and Taiwan. Dr. Newbold has written numerous publications in nursing informatics and was named HIMSS 2015 Chapter Leader of the Year awarded in 2016. Dr. Newbold is the Recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 2019 Virginia K. Saba Nursing Informatics Leadership Award.

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