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2019-2020 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
  Jun 15, 2024
2019-2020 Graduate Studies Bulletin

Nursing Informatics, M.S.N.

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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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate measures to support and integrate nursing informatics into inter-professional teams to include team leadership, building effective teams, and nurturing teams.
  • Examine outcome data using current communication technologies, information systems, and statistical principles to develop strategies to reduce risk and improve health outcomes.
  • Discuss human-computer interaction, usability, ergonomics, change management, project management, and concepts related to the life cycle of information systems.
  • Assumes an informatics practice role via the completion of an informatics project during an immersion informatics experience in a practice setting with an informatics mentor.
  • Analyze information-communication technology strategies to improve care delivery, change policy, and provide oversight and guidance in the integration of information and technology in practice.

Course Requirements

(Total program 33-36 credit hours)

*Indicates courses with practicum hours.

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