Nursing Leadership/Health Informatics

The Program

The MS in Nursing Leadership and Health Informatics is designed for nurses seeking a career working in the field of health informatics. Employment post-graduation, typically involves working as a nurse informaticist in a provider, vendor, insurance, biotech or public health setting.

Students earn the MS – NL/HI degree after completing a minimum of 14 courses: (9) core nursing leadership courses, (4) core informatics courses, and 1 capstone or mentorship course of independent study.

Up to 2 courses may be taken in the graduate program prior to applying and fully matriculating.

Informatics core courses are multidisciplinary and feature the study of:

  • Information Technology (Healthcare Database Design and Development, Health Information systems)
  • System Life Cycle (Health Informatics, Health Information Systems)
  • Professional Practice (Strategic Leadership in Health Informatics, Mentorship)

All degree candidates are required to complete a capstone course of independent study either a mentorship, capstone project or a thesis.

This combination of coursework produces a wide range of learning outcomes. Students develop technical skills in database design and development and the ability to transform data into clear, actionable nursing information and knowledge. They cultivate leadership and managerial skills in multidisciplinary teams to plan for and resolve evidenced based health issues, articulating informatics as a core strategy to enhance, coordinate, and improve outcomes of care.


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Required Courses

9 Nursing Leadership Core courses

NU 601 Nursing Theory 3 credits
NU 605 Concepts of Nursing Leadership 3 credits
NU 612 Organization and Structure in Nursing Leadership 3 credits
NU 618 Seminar: Health Policy 3 credits
NU 630 Advanced Nursing Research 3 credits
HP 601 Health Ethics and Law 3 credits
NU 623 Regulatory Issues in Nursing Leadership 3 credits
HP 622 Economics of Health Care 3 credits
HP 608 Health Care Quality Management 3 credits

4 Informatics Core courses

HP 643 Database Design and Development for Healthcare 3 credits
HP 635 Health Information Systems 3 credits
HP 638 Strategic Leadership in Health Informatics 3 credits
NU 710 Informatics 3 credits

Mentorship Requirement

HP 641 Health Informatics Mentorship 3 credits

Total Credits: 42

Courses Nursing Pathway

Contact Information

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Dean's Office

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Regis College: Graduate Department