Master of Science in Nursing - Healthcare Informatics
The Masters of Science in Healthcare Informatics degree is designed to provide health care and educational professionals the training/education to access, mine, manage and use data appropriately to influence decision making and foster continuous quality improvement in their positions.
This program consists of 31 credits and a capstone project individualized to each student.
- The master’s degree program in nursing at Concordia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
- Students must earn a minimum of a B in all courses. Policies regarding progression and retention will be applied if the student earns less than a B in any course.
- Students are expected to comply with the requirements as stated in the Student Responsibilities Agreement.
- Students must complete all degree requirements within a five-year period from the time of taking the first course in the program.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation the graduate student will be able to:
- Integrate liberal arts and sciences into advanced nursing roles and education.
- Analyze organizational and systems leadership principles to improve quality and patient safety in advanced nursing roles.
- Integrate evidence-based approaches into advanced nursing practice and education.
- Integrate healthcare technologies in the delivery, enhancement, and coordination of quality patient care.
- Analyze healthcare policies, finances, and regulations that impact healthcare systems.
- Integrate patient-centered care using interprofessional teams to improve health outcomes of individuals and populations.
- Integrate evidence-based, culturally appropriate knowledge in clinical prevention and population health at the individual and aggregate level.
- Assume accountability for advanced nursing practice and lifelong learning.
- Apply best evidence to assure competence in advanced nursing practice or nursing education with diverse populations.
|NURS 530||Healthcare Policy & Issues in Advanced Nursing||3|
|NURS 534||Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Roles and Interprofessional Collaboration||3|
|NURS 540||Evidence Based Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 560||Fundamentals of Health Care Informatics||3|
|NURS 510||Applied Epidemiology||3|
|NURS 621||Information Systems Management and Leadership||2|
|NURS 622||Health Systems Analysis||3|
|NURS 624||Knowledge Management and Representation||2|
|NURS 626||Foundations of Clinical Decision Support||3|
|NURS 628||Data Analysis, Application, and Transformation||3|
|NURS 731||Informatics Capstone||3|
Entrance Requirements for the Graduate School of Nursing in Addition to Graduate School Requirements
- BSN degree from an accredited nursing school
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Science GPA is evaluated as part of the admission process
- Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the USA
- Actively working in practice.
- Ability to perform Technical Standards for Registered Nurses
- Successful completion of: Statistics course – three credits with a minimum grade of B or higher. Must be completed before registering for NURS 540
Students must apply online through NursingCas. All students applying for admission must submit:
- All official college transcripts leading to the bachelor's degree
- A formal essay addressing the following topics:
- Your rationale for choosing a career as a Nurse Informaticist
- Your personal compatibility with the CUW mission
- Your plans for academic success in the program, including time management, stress management, and professional communication
- Address any previous academic issues
- Upon completion of your degree, where do you envision yourself practicing and with what populations
- Professional resume
- Current unencumbered RN license
- Three letters of reference: two must be professional and/or academic and one must be from an individual who has worked with the applicant in a professional capacity and has a minimum of a Master's degree.
- Applicants who have completed graduate level classes and wish to have them evaluated must submit these transcripts and the transfer credit form.
- GRE exams are not required.
The deadline for fall admission is July 1.
The admission committee will review applications and a formal letter/email of acceptance or denial will be sent to the student.
Transfer of Credit
The Graduate Nursing Program will accept up to 6 transfer credits of previous graduate level coursework into the MSN program based on the following criteria:
- Coursework must have been completed within five years prior to admission to the program (or be approved by the MSN faculty committee).
- Courses transferred must be comparable in scope and subject matter to courses offered in the MSN Program. The student will need to provide a course description and the course syllabus for any course requested for transfer. A transfer credit form must be completed and submitted to the Graduate Nursing Office for approval upon admission.
- All courses transferred in must be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- All transfer credits must be certified by the Registrar and approved for the degree by the graduate nursing program director.
- Transfer credits will not be applied to the cumulative grade point average the student earns while in Concordia's MSN program.