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School of Nursing  :  Academic Programs   :  Doctor of Nursing Practice  :  Post-Bachelor's DNP  :  Nursing Informatics

Post-Bachelor's Doctor of Nursing Practice

Nursing Informatics
Leadership Major

Nurses in informatics have skills in analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of information systems that support a full range of clinical and patient care functions. Working as a translation specialist, the graduate will be prepared for entry and mid-level positions with IT departments, advanced nursing departments and as consultants and/or staff in organizations that specialize in computer operations and knowledge management.

In addition to a foundation in information technology, special skills will be acquired in organizational change, project management and impact evaluation. The DNP - Nursing Informatics specialization is 71 credit hours. All required courses for the program are offered online.

Summary of Course Requirements

Common Core

Course

Credit Hrs.

NRSG 748

Theories for Practice and Research: Individual, Family, Community

3

NRSG 754

Health Care Research

3

NRSG 755

Health Care Professionalism: Issues and Roles

3

Leadership Core

NRSG 808

Social Context for Health Care Policy

2

NRSG 820

Organizational Communication and Program Planning

2

NRSG 826

Global Perspectives and Diversity in Health Care

2

NRSG 880

Organizational Foundations for Leading Change

3

NRSG 885

Evaluation and Analysis for Health Care Effectiveness

2

Nursing Informatics Specialty Core

NRSG 853

Abstraction and Modeling of Health Care Information

3

NRSG 854

Knowledge Management in Health Care

3

NRSG 856

Health Informatics Practicum

3

NRSG 857 Transforming Healthcare: Information Systems & Technology 3
NRSG 858 Health Data: Theory and Practice 3

DNP  Core

 

PRVM 800

Principles of Epidemiology

3

NRSG 804

Interpreting Research for Applied Science

3

NRSG 941

Preparing the Doctoral Leader

3

Capstone

 

NRSG 980

Capstone Project for DNP

6

DNP Specialty Area: Nursing Informatics

 

NRSG 919

Theoretical Foundations for Leading and Communicating in Organizations

3

NRSG 920

Microsystems in Healthcare Operations

3

Student selects 15 credits of DNP specialty courses, in nursing or other related disciplines

15 total

Total Credits Required for DNP degree

71

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