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MS in Nursing - Health Care Informatics

Students enrolled in Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Health Care Informatics program have an opportunity to study health care data management, health care information systems and technology, and other associated topics.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Health Care Informatics

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Health Care Informatics program at Grand Canyon University must have an associate's and/or bachelor's degree in nursing. Grand Canyon University also requires a minimum 3.0 GPA and may request an interview and writing samples if necessary. Applicants must also have a valid unencumbered and unrestricted RN license. Though specific program requirements may vary, applicants to Grand Canyon University's graduate programs must have earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Health Care Informatics program is designed to teach health care research analysis and utilization, health care data management, foundations and concepts of health care informatics, health care innovation, and theoretical foundations for nursing roles and practice. The degree program has a strong technology focus. Furthermore, an evidence-based research project, which allows students to focus on a particular area of health care informatics, is also included in the curriculum. By completing the required courses, students have the opportunity to learn skills in quality assessment, decision-making, project management, and clinical operations.

Learning Format:

Campus and online

Total Credits Required:

36 credits

Financial Aid:

Grand Canyon University's students may be eligible for various financial aid options, including federal grants, military aid, and federal, state, and private lending programs. Interested students should complete the FAFSA and will then have the opportunity to work with one of Grand Canyon University's Financial Aid Counselors.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Health Care Informatics:

Required Courses

  • NUR 502: Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Roles and Practice (4 credits)
  • NUR 504: Health Care Research Analysis and Utilization (4 credits)
  • HIM 515: Foundations and Concepts of Health Care Informatics (4 credits)
  • HIM 615: Health Care Information Systems and Technology (4 credits)
  • HIM 650: Health Care Data Management (4 credits)
  • NUR 508: Ethics, Policy, and Finance in the Health Care System (4 credits)
  • HCA 620: Business / Project Plan Evaluation and Development (4 credits)
  • HCA 675: Health Care Innovation (4 credits)
  • NUR 699: Evidence-Based Practice Project (4 credits)

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Some courses and programs may not be available at all campuses.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Health Care Informatics program have an opportunity to pursue a variety of jobs in the field. Some potential employers may include hospitals, insurance companies, consulting firms, and pharmacies. Job candidates should have strong analytical and organizational skills.

Positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Health care systems analyst
  • Health care project manager
  • Health care data administrator
  • Health care informatics designer

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