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.
The Masters in Nursing Informatics (N.I.) prepares nurses in the management of information and technology to improve health care quality, patient safety, efficiency, and patient outcomes. Nursing informatics integrates nursing science, computer science, and informatics science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice. This program will integrate the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) informatics nursing specialty certification content to include the following domains of practice: foundations of practice, system design life cycle, and data management and health care technology. Nurses graduating from this program will be employed in positions such as clinical analyst, informatics nurse specialist, director of clinical informatics, clinical informatics coordinator, clinical transformation specialist, clinical informatics educator, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, etc.
Degree Requirements (33 hours)
OR BIOS 700 - Introduction to Biostatistics
OR EDRM 710 - Educational Statistics I
OR NURS 799 - Thesis Preparation
Course Requirements (Total program 33-36 credit hours)
OR NURS 799 - Thesis Preparation (6 credits)
*Indicates courses with practicum hours.
1. NURS 708 no longer meets the MSN Essentials outlined by accredaition via CCNE. NURS 720 course content meets the revised CCNE MSN Essential course content map. All MSN courses in the CON will be required to take the same MSN core consisting of NURS 700, NURS 717, NURS 720, NURS 790, NURS 791.
2. Also the we are removing the alternative STATS options in the program as these do not cover the content needed for this program.
3. Lastly, a more robust overview was added. Additionally the requreiments for the MSN degree and learning outcomes are missing.
Minor revisions. No BOT, CHE, or SACS notification required.
Update will appear in the 1920 Graduate Bulletin to be published 2.15.19.