DNP graduates with a specialization in health informatics are prepared for leadership and management levels in a variety of settings.
Health informatics have become the scaffolding of the continuum of care and research systems. Nurses in informatics possess skills in analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of information systems that support a full range of clinical and patient care functions.
KU's specialization in informatics will prepare you to function at all leadership and management levels in a variety of settings. Working as a translation specialist, you'll be prepared to lead in organizational improvement and software design and work as consultants and/or staff in organizations that specialize in informatics and knowledge management.
In addition to a foundation in information technology, special skills will be acquired in human factors design, advanced interoperability, organizational change, project management and impact evaluation.
With the exception of Professionalism and Scholarship Workshop (NRSG 935) and DNP Synthesis Workshop (NRSG 954), all required courses for the program are offered online.
Sample Plan of Study -- Preferred Plan of Study (PDF)
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"Do your research and see what jobs are out there and consider if you would enjoy them. Know that you can come from any background and pursue this degree. Don't limit yourself."- Madison Boshers, BSN, RN, chose the MS in health informatics program at KU because it allowed her to balance her job while taking courses online.
This program leads to an academic credential and is not a licensure preparation program. As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) that requires professional nursing programs to provide information on how their curriculum meets education requirements for professional licensing in each state. You may review KU School of Nursing's information on licensure by state.