The informatics track prepares the graduate as a beginning Informatics Nurse Specialist (INS) eligible for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification. The track focus combines foundational science and theoretical concepts that define nursing informatics as a discipline. Leadership, management and organization concepts are integrated into the track. Application projects will prepare the graduate to work in various roles as an INS within a complex healthcare system. Major topic areas include: human factors considerations in technology, information technology, system life cyle, models and theories, professional practice, trends and issues, information management, knowledge generation and decision making, and current technologies and initiatives in e-health and tele-health. 

Informatics Track Courses (10 semester hours)

(required in addition to the 26 semester hour MSN core, synthesis and application)

  • NURS 634 Nursing Administration in Complex Healthcare Organizations (3)
  • NURS 764 Administrative Informatics (3)
  • NURS 854 Advanced Informatics (3)
  • NURS 779 Interprofessional Collaboration (1)

Further admission information and how to apply.

Please contact the advisor of this track for more information:

Dr. Sara Rosenthal, PhD, MSN, RN
Faculty, School of Nursing
Office: (513) 745-3816