This 1 module (3 CE credit) course introduces nurses to the Diffusion of Innovation Theory which is often regarded as a valuable change model for guiding technological innovation where the innovation itself is modified and presented in ways that meet the needs across all levels of adopters. It also stresses the importance of communication and peer networking within the adoption process.
In simple terms, the diffusion of innovation refers to the process that occurs as people adopt a new idea, product, practice, philosophy, and so on.
This online course consists of a lesson, assigned readings and supportive media, and is evaluated by completing a multiple choice final examination.Enroll in NRTH 101 Download Brochure
This course is intended to provide the learner with the opportunity to:
- Identify the category characteristics of innovation adopters in the Diffusion of Innovation theory as applied by Rogers.
- Recognize the suitability and application of the Diffusion of Innovation theory in the field of nursing informatics specialization.
- Describe the process and factors that ensure successful evolution along the S curve to the point of saturation.
- Transpose the Diffusion of Innovation theory to their own development within the field of nursing informatics.
Learners are evaluated by completing a multiple choice final examination.
Upon completion, learners will receive a Board Approved Certificate of Completion for 3 CE credits in digital format.
Tuition is only $ 20 USD. Once registered in our secure commerce area you can select the course and pay using PayPal (to process your credit card, bank withdrawal or e-check payment), Company/Institutional Check or Money Order to register for the course. Please note, if you elect to pay using e-check, check or money order, there will be a waiting period before enrollment, until the payment has cleared. Once registered, you will be manually enrolled to access the course within the learning management system, and your user name and password will be emailed to you. You can register at any time, since this is a 1 to 1 course and is done at your own pace. Click here to enroll in NRTH 101 now!