Nursing Informatics Bootcamp

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
1968 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA   30309
Classroom 7 in the 77 Bldg,6th Floor
Park in north deck,walk across bridge


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2 day Nursing Informatics Bootcamp

This program is approved for up to 14 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) credits which applies to nursing licensure. 


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Presented by:

Susan K. Newbold, PhD RN-BC FAAN FHIMSS

Gwen G. Holder, MSN, RN-BC


Course Description:

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.

Axxess Consult Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. 14 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this offering. Full attendance at the program is required. 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).

Course Objectives:

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

Conference Topics:

These topics from the ANCC outline will be presented in addition to current topics.

  1. Foundations of Practice
  2. System Design Life Cycle

III. Data Management and Health Care Technology

Day 1 Agenda Saturday, April 30, 2016


7:30am - 8:00am      Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00am – 9:00am     Welcome, Introductions, Set Objectives

9:00am – 10am         Foundations of Practice – Professional Practice

10:00am – 10:15am Break

10:15am – 11:30am Professional Practice (continued)

11:30am – 12noon  System Design Life Cycle

Planning and Analysis

Designing and Building

Implementing and Testing

Evaluating, Maintaining, and Supporting

12:00 – 1:00pm        Lunch (provided)

1:00pm - 2:30pm      System Design Life Cycle (continued)

2:30pm – 2:45pm     Break

2:45pm – 3:30pm     System Design Life Cycle (continued)

3:30pm –4:30pm      Introduction to Case Studies and time to work in groups



Day 2 Agenda Sunday, May 1, 2016

7:30am - 8:00am      Sign in and Continental Breakfast

8:00am-10:00am      Foundations of Practice (continued)

                                                Models and Theories

                                                Rules, Regulations, and Requirements

10:00am - 10:15am Break

10:15am – 11:00am Foundations of Practice (continued)

11:00am – 12:00      Data Management and Health Care Technology

                                                Data Standards

                                                Data Management

                                                Data Transformation

                                                Hardware, Software, and Peripherals

12:00   – 1:00pm      Lunch (provided)

1:00pm – 1:30pm     Data Management and Health Care Technology (continued)

1:30pm – 2:45pm     Presentation of Case Studies by Attendees and Discussion

2:45pm – 3:00pm     Break

3:00pm – 3:30pm     Presentation of Case Studies by Attendees and Discussion

3:30pm – 4:30pm     Certification Exam Preparation

                                    Final Questions, Course evaluation, Raffle, Adjourn



Susan K. Newbold, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, FHIMSS, CHTS-CP,, is the Course Director and Consultant in Clinical Informatics, Franklin, TN. Previously she was the Education Lead for the implementation of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) at the Hospital Corporation of America, Nashville, TN. She is uniquely qualified to teach this course as she has experience in the vendor, consulting, academic and hospital world. Dr. Newbold is Board Certified in Nursing Informatics and initiated the first review course in nursing informatics in 1995. In 2001 she won the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing International Technology Award for Knowledge Advancement for this course.


Dr. Newbold earned her PhD and MS in Nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is co-founder of CARING. Identified as a pioneer in nursing informatics, Susan co-edited five books and has written numerous articles on informatics topics. Susan 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, Singapore, Slovenia, and Taiwan. She is Vice Chair Communications for the International Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group. Susan was selected in the 2013 Class for “Women to Watch” by the Nashville Medical News. Susan is the 2015 Chapter Leader of the Year for HIMSS.



Gwen Holder, MSN, RN-BC, is Director Systems Support Services Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Gwen’s clinical background is in medical-surgical nursing and physical/ cognitive rehabilitation nursing. She has also served as assistant manager, unit manager, and director of nursing before making the move to informatics 20 years ago. Gwen has been intimately involved with development, training, implementation and support of various homegrown and commercial electronic systems (CPOE, Nursing Documentation, Bar Code Medication Administration, Electronic Medical Record, Dashboards).

She has presented at the local, regional and national level on informatics related topics and has several informatics and leadership related publications. Gwen has co-led a course on system life cycle design in the Nursing Informatics MSN Program at Vanderbilt School of Nursing and serves as a preceptor for Nursing Informatics Practicum experiences. Gwen is board certified in Nursing Informatics.