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Nursing Leadership/Health Informatics
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.
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|
|HP 641 Health Informatics Mentorship||3 credits|