Nursing Informatics Courses


Nursing informatics courses combine the study of nursing with the study of computer science and information science. Programs are offered where nursing informatics courses lead to a Masters of Science in Nursing, a Certificate in Nursing Informatics, or continuing education credits. This specialization was just approved as a specialization a few years ago, so not many nurses have this specialized degree and it is somewhat in demand.

Nursing informatics courses are offered as a Masters Degree option at Case Western Reserve University, Central Missouri State University, Duke University, Excelsior College, New York University, Pace University, Thomas Jefferson University, Troy State University, University of South Florida, University of Iowa, University of Colorado at Denver, University of Kansas, University of Maryland, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, University of Michigan, University of Nebraska, University of Pennsylvania, University of San Francisco, University of Pittsburgh, and Vanderbilt University.

Nursing informatics courses leading to a certificate in nursing informatics are offered by College of St. Scholastica,University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, University of Iowa, New York University, Duke University, and Eastern University. These nutrition informatics courses are usually graduate level courses, and are usually meant for those who already have a masters of science in nursing. In most cases these programs do not require you to submit GRE exam scores for admission into the program, though you usually do need to supply your masters degree transcripts.

Nursing informatics courses for continuing education credits are offered by the Nursing Informatics Learning Center. If you wish to pursue further studies via nursing informatics courses but do not wish to attend classes at a university campus, there are also some universities that offer nutrition informatics courses online. These include Duke University, Eastern University, Excelsior College, and the University of Colorado at Denver. Nursing informatics courses leading to a MSN usually take from 3 to 7 semesters of full time study to complete. Nursing informatics courses leading to a graduate level certificate take from 4 courses to 3 to 4 semesters to complete. Some schools also offer the option to take nursing informatics courses on a part time basis, and in these cases MSN degrees or certificates will obviously take longer to complete. You must have a BSN and a license to practice as an RN for admission into Master's level nutrition informatics courses. Many programs also require you to take the GRE, professional recommendations, a nursing license, and at least one previous statistics course. If you have no previous statistics experience you may be asked to take a course or two of statistics as a prerequisite for entering these nursing informatics courses.

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