Nursing informatics is a specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data and knowledge in nursing practice. A nurse specializing in informatics supports healthcare facilities to maximize efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance the quality of patient care. Nurses completing this program will learn how to:
- improve access to patient information
- benchmark, monitor, and measure quality with technology
- implement innovations that can affect patient outcomes and higher quality care
Classes are held on a monthly, weekend-intensive schedule.
After completion of 39 units (18 units core courses and 21 units nursing informatics specialty course), the graduate receives a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in nurse informatics.
The MSN degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).