Students in the master’s in nursing informatics program acquire a) knowledge and skills required for advanced nursing practice, b) the ability to apply theory and research in practice, and c) informatics competencies for advanced nursing practice.
NURS 738 Financing Health Care
NURS 775 Foundations in Nursing Informatics
ITEC 770 Health Database Systems
ITEC 764 Project Management for Health Information Systems
NURS 777 Nursing Informatics Practicum
NURS 775 and NURS 777 are new courses and are being proposed concurrently in APPS
NURS 700 Theoretical & Conceptual Foundations for Nursing
NURS 734 Conceptual Basis of Health Systems
NURS 717 Application of Basic Statistics for Nursing & Nursing Services Management OR BIO 700 Introduction to Biostatistics OR EDRM 710 Educational Statistics I
NURS 708 Conceptual Basis for Family and Community Health Nursing
NURS 790 Research Methods for Nursing
NURS 791 Seminar in Clinical Research or NURS 799 Thesis
New program to serve the needs of both patient and nursing populations within the state of South Carolina. No longer just an "emerging" specialty, nursing informatics (NI) is one of the most needed skill sets within the nursing and helath care profession. NI "integrates nursing science, computer science and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice." The new degree will incorporate two existing infomatics courses, ITEC 770 and ITEC 764, with collaboration across systems within USC.
February 14, 2017
Dr. Carolyn S. Harmon, Director MSN Nursing Administration Program
College of Nursing University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 29208
Dear Dr. Harmon,
The faculty of the Integrated Information Technology Department supports the development of the MSN Nursing Informatics program and agrees to provide ITEC 770 Health Database Systems and ITEC 764 Project Management for Health Information to students in this program.
We are also looking forward to the opportunity for MHIT students to be able to take one or more electives from the nursing program in the future.
Please let me know if there is anything else we can do to support your program.
Elizabeth A. Regan, Ph.D. Department Chair
New program will go to BOT AA, and Full BOT December 19, 2017.
BOT approved: 12/19/17.
CHE approval received 6/13/18.
This program is a non-substantive change. No SACS approval/notification is required.