Online Master of Science in Nursing Major in Nursing Informatics

The advent of the use of computers in healthcare facilities has stimulated the need for skilled personnel to manage health information systems. With this, nursing informatics evolved as a specialization in nursing. The increasing demand for nurses with advanced knowledge and skills in informatics encouraged the development of curriculum and instruction that would further advance the practice. Aside from certifications, a Master of Science in Nursing Major in Nursing Informatics became one of the specializations in postgraduate studies. The degree prepares the professional nurse to address clinical information and knowledge issues facing healthcare at present and in the future. In addition, future nurse managers of this specialty are to transform the practice of nursing informatics in every healthcare setting. Just like any other Masters or Doctoral degree in Nursing, it prepares nursing scholars who will contribute to the developing body of knowledge of nursing, and nursing informatics specifically. The online program may be finished, on the average, in 4 semesters although there are fast-track programs for this degree that are now available.

The following are the schools with accredited online course offering of Masters degree in Nursing with focus on Nursing Informatics:

BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY
Master of Science in Management of Information Systems
Concentration:
*Healthcare
Website: http://www.bellevue.edu

BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Master of Science
Concentration:
*Healthcare Communication
Website: http://healthcommunication.bu.edu/

CAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Master of Science
Concentration:
*Health Information Management
Website:http://www.capella.edu

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
Master of Science
Concentration:
*Information Technology Management
Website: http://creighton-online.com

DREXEL UNIVERSITY
Masters Science
Concentration:
*Health Informatics
Website: http://www.drexel.com

KAPLAN UNIVERSITY
Master of Science in Nursing
Concentration:
*Informatics
Website: http://online.kaplanuniversity.edu

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
Master of Science in Nursing
Concentration:
*Health Systems Management (HSM)
*Health Systems Management, with focus on Health-Care Informatics
*Health Systems Management, with focus on Outcomes Performance Management
Website: http://www.luc.edu/nursing/graduate_hsm.shtml

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Master of Science
Concentration:
*Medical Informatics
Website: http://www.scs.northwestern.edu/grad/medical-informatics-online/

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY
Master of Science in Nursing
Concentration:
*Nursing Informatics
Website: http://www.jefferson.edu/jchp/nursing/msnspec.cfm#ni

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
Master of Science
Concentrations:
*Health Informatics
*Medical Informatics
*Nursing Informatics
*Pharmacy Informatics
*Clinical Informatics
*Health Information Management
*Health Care IT
Website: http://healthinformatics.uic.edu/health-informatics/nurses/

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
Master of Science
Concentration:
*Health Informatics
Website: http://hmi.missouri.edu/prospective/graduate_programs.html

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
Master of Science in Nursing
Concentration:
*Health Systems Nurse Specialist
Website: http://www.unmc.edu/nursing/147.htm

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
Master of Science in Nursing
Concentration:
*Nursing Informatics
Website: http://www.phoenix.edu

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
Master of Science in Nursing
Concentration:
*Nursing Informatics
Website: http://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/msn/ni.html

WALDEN UNIVERSITY
Master of Science in Nursing
Concentration:
*Nursing Informatics
Website: http://international.waldenu.edu

In the Philippines, the University of the Philippines College of Medicine offers Master of Science in Health Informatics while Manila Tytana Colleges (Formerly Manila Doctors College) offers Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with health-related electives that would allow its graduate to work with healthcare information systems in hospitals and other facilities.

Byron Webb Romero, RN, MSN

Finished BSN at Lyceum of the Philippines University, and Master of Science in Nursing Major in Adult Health Nursing at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Currently working at Manila Doctors College of Nursing as a Team Leader for Level I and II, Lecturer for Professional Nursing Subjects, and also a Clinical Instructor.

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