The Master of Science degree in Nursing Informatics is a program that prepares graduates for a rewarding career as a specialist in the field of Nursing Informatics. Informatics Nurse Specialists have the knowledge, skills, and expertise to design, develop, implement, and evaluate Health Information Systems that support the delivery of safe, efficient and high-quality healthcare services. Students in the Master of Science Nursing Informatics program apply systems-thinking strategies to transform data to wisdom for understanding the determinants and distribution of healthcare needs in diverse populations. This program prepares students to select and use contemporary technologies to collaborate with interprofessional teams for the development and implementation of health education programs, evidence-based practices, and point-of-care policies. Through the integration of nursing science, computer science and information science, students will develop competencies for performing advanced informatics skills to improve health outcomes, such as data capture, management, mining, and analysis. This Master degree program supports students in applying their knowledge and conceptual understanding of nursing informatics to real-world situations where the use of information and communication technologies are essential for delivering and coordinating care across multiple settings.
The focus of your program is your personalized Degree Plan. The Degree Plan is a detailed blueprint of the courses you will need to complete in order to earn your degree. The Degree Plan also lays out the accompanying learning resources and assessments that compose your program. The list of courses in the Degree Plan is often referred to as the standard path. The amount of time it takes to complete your program depends on both the amount of new information you need to learn and the amount of time you plan to devote each week to study. Your program mentor and course instructors will help you assess your strengths and development needs to establish a study plan.
Your Degree Plan includes courses needed to complete your program. To obtain your degree, you will be required to demonstrate your skills and knowledge by completing the assessment(s) for each course. In general, there are two types of assessments: performance assessments and objective assessments. Performance assessments contain, in most cases, multiple scored tasks such as projects, essays, and research papers. Objective assessments include multiple-choice items, multiple-selection items, matching, short answer, drag-and-drop, and point-and-click item types, as well as case study and video-based items.
A learning resource can be an e-textbook, online module, study guide, simulation, virtual lab, tutorial, or a combination of these. The cost of most learning resources is included in your tuition and Learning Resource Fee. They can be accessed or enrolled for through your courses. Some degree-specific resources are not covered by your tuition, and you will need to cover those costs separately. AIU also provides a robust library to help you obtain additional learning resources, as needed.
|Nursing Theory & Advance Practice||First year first semester||3|
|Health Policy and ethics||First year first semester||3|
|Biostatistics||First year first semester||3|
|Managing population Health||First year second semester||3|
|Principles of Epidemiology||First year second semester||3|
|Nursing issues, Informatics & Technology||First year second semester||3|
|Research||First year second semester||3|
|Health Data Analytics & Decision-Making||First year (Summer)||3|
|Financial & Resource Management for Nurse Leaders||First year (Summer)||3|
|Systems Management & Leadership for Nurse Leaders||Second year first semester||3|
|Nursing Informatics Data Managemen||Second year first semester||3|
|Nursing Informatics Capstone||Second year first semester||3|
Teaching strategies are matched to student learning styles. It reflects ongoing formative and summative assessment driven by continuous improvement. Teachers will focus on learners and provide environments that facilitate student learning where desired learner outcomes (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) are archived.
An interview will also be conducted for certain applicants.
|93% - 100%||A||4.0|
|90% - 92%||A+||3.7|
|87% - 89%||B+||3.3|
|83% - 86%||B||3.0|
|80% - 82%||B-||2.7|
|77% - 79%||C+||2.3|
|73% - 76%||C||2.0|
|70% - 72%||C-||1.7|
|67% - 69%||D+||1.3|
|63% - 66%||D||1.0|
|60% - 62%||D-||0.7|
|0% - 59%||F||0|