This 5 module (15 CE credit) course introduces the learner to the principles and theories of system design life cycles in the context of health technology and nursing informatics. System theory is a strong component of any nursing informatics program or certification examination. It is important for all nurses to understand the basics of system theory applied to technological design, especially when applied within patient care settings.

The course is assessed using practical applications of principles and theory and an exploration of system design in health care settings. Throughout the course, nurses are encouraged to explore and assess various system design life cycle models to develop a wide lens understanding of theories and practicalities for practice settings.