Nursing (Nursing Informatics), MS

Nursing (Nursing Informatics), MS

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Program Description
Degree Awarded: MS  Nursing (Nursing Informatics)

The MS program in nursing with a concentration in nursing informatics provides registered nurses with advanced preparation to integrate technological expertise and data management skills in health care settings to improve access to health care, enhance health care quality and safety, and reduce health care costs. This program supports preparation for national certification in Informatics (RN-BC) and Certified Professionals in Health Information and Management Systems.

At a Glance
Degree Requirements

38 credit hours including the required Applied Project Course (NUR 593)

Required Core (18 credit hours)
DNP 601 Theoretical Foundations for Advance Practice Nursing (3)
DNP 602 Evaluating Research for Practice (3)
DNP 604 Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan (4)
DNP 608 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan (3)
NUR 501 Individual and Innovation Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
NUR 502 Advanced Health Assessment, Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics for Health Promotion I (2)

Concentration (15 credit hours)
BMI 601 Fundamentals of Health Informatics (3)
BMI 603 Health Informatics Database Modeling and Applications (3)
NUR 530 Foundational Concepts for Nursing Informatics (3)
NUR 531 Advanced Concepts in Nursing Informatics (3)
NUR 539 Role-Focused Practicum: Nursing Informatics (3)

Other Requirements (2 credit hours)
NUR 509 Clinical Prevention and Population Health Practicum (2)

Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
NUR 593 Applied Project (3)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing from a nationally recognized, regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. three professional letters of recommendation
  4. resume
  5. goal statement
  6. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency per the Graduate College requirement and all requirements for the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.

All students are also required to have an unencumbered Arizona RN license or an unencumbered compact state RN license as mandated by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. The RN license must remain unencumbered throughout enrollment in any nursing program.

An interview with program faculty is required.

There are no required admission examinations for this program.

Health and safety requirements include passing disposition on a background clearance and satisfactory completion of a substance screen.

Application Deadlines
SessionModalityDeadlineType
Session A/CIn Person 04/01Priority
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