Nursing and Big Data

Nursing and Big Data

Type: Blended Online Course 
Date: March 29 – May 24, 2018
Location: Online

Contact Hours


Challenged by the volumes of data you are required to use in making clinical or leadership decisions? Do you want to better grasp how to manage data and leverage it to improve performance and patient outcomes?

This brain-based learning course is designed to engage you in the world of Big Data – join online interactions with your knowledge coach and peers to debate strategic concepts while sharpening your critical thinking skills. Experience the Big Data educational game to gain insights about opportunities to apply big data to nursing decisions. Take the Big Data self-assessment to pinpoint your strengths and then share your capabilities during a virtual session with your peers and knowledge coach.

The course includes contemporary information surrounding the big data explosion, predictive analytics, and how big data can be harnessed for healthcare. You will gain analytics skills through the application of concepts via a hands-on session using the IBM ® Watson Analytics platform - analyze data and make real world connections to your nursing practice. Course elements have been linked to competencies identified in ANA’s Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice.

Event Details


Virtual Session Dates & Times:

Dates: March 29 and April 26, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM, ET (45 minute sessions)

Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, ET (1.5 hour session)

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Engage with brain-based learning to apply big data to nursing decisions.
  • Gain insight on how big data and predictive analytics can be harnessed for health care.
  • Assess your strengths and share your experiences with peers and an expert knowledge coach.

Presented By


Troy Garland, MBA, BA, RN

With over 26 years of nursing and healthcare experience Troy Garland has been a bedside nurse, hospital executive, Medicare, Medicaid, Marketplace, and ACO executive as well as a clinical consultant. He has experience in inpatient, outpatient, and ambulatory areas within commercial and governmental organizations (VA and DOD). Within these roles, Troy has expertise in operations, process development, group facilitation, speaking, patient engagement, and clinical application of technology.

Troy Garland is currently the Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Clinical Innovation for, a healthcare technology company focused on deep member engagement using a machine learning platform powering a conversational Avatar. He is responsible for strategic direction, clinical design and direction of the application, client engagement and consulting to achieve meaningful clinical and fiscal outcomes. is a mobile first, empathy leading, artificial intelligence based, patient engagement solution.

Pricing Information

45 seats available.
Price: $450.00

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