Master of Science Nursing, Nursing Informatics Specialization
The American Sentinel MSN, nursing informatics specialization, prepares experienced nurses to manage health information systems critical to the mission of health care delivery systems. Nurses will develop expertise in clinical and administrative systems, data management and data mining for improved patient care, and information systems project management.
The nursing informatics degree emphasizes understanding the infrastructure necessary to improve practice while safeguarding the security and privacy of data. Graduates will be prepared to assume critical roles managing health information systems in ambulatory, acute and long-term care settings, as well as the public health environment.
Students graduating with American Sentinel's CCNE-accredited MSN, nursing informatics specialization, complete 36 credit hours of course work. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 18 credit hours from previous graduate study.
Nursing Informatics Specialization Learning Outcomes
- Graduates of the MSN program, nursing informatics specialization, will be able to:
- Utilize health care informatics in health care agencies and institutions.
- Evaluate the tools that acquire, process and report clinical and financial information.
- Demonstrate data mining skills using algorithms and other analytical methods that identify key business processes and target opportunities in patient safety.
- Develop a detailed project management plan for evaluating, contracting, and implementing new technologies in health care organizations.