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MS in Nursing - Health Care Informatics (Bridge)

Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Health Informatics (Bridge) program is designed to prepare existing registered nurses (RNs) for graduate study. Learn more about this nursing and health care information systems specialization program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Health Informatics (Bridge)

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Program Prerequisites:

This program is designed for individuals who earned a 4-year degree in a health studies or related field, rather than a bachelor's degree in nursing, which would have prepared them with the prerequisite courses needed to move directly into a master's level nursing program. Though specific program requirements may vary, applicants must be licensed health care professionals who have earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Students who enroll in the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Health Informatics (Bridge) program have the chance to review skills in client examination, history taking, cultural sensitivity and patient care. They'll have the opportunity to examine methods for community health promotion and disease prevention, particularly with at-risk populations. Within the specialization area, they'll have the chance to learn about computer practices, technologies and systems utilized in health care settings for administrative decision making, communications, recordkeeping, reporting and security. Courses are designed to develop learners' abilities to think critically, interpret and implement research findings and analyze statistical data. Prior to completing the series, students will have the opportunity to consider, assess, analyze and propose an original, research-based solution to an issue affecting nursing health informatics.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

54 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid, including loans, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Health Informatics (Bridge):

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • NRS-430V: Professional Dynamics (3 credits)
  • NRS-434V: Health Assessment (3 credits)
  • HLT-362V: Applied Statistics for Health Care Professionals (3 credits)
  • NRS-433V: Introduction to Nursing Research (3 credits)
  • NRS-427V: Concepts in Community and Public Health (3 credits)
  • NRS-410V: Pathophysiology and Nursing Management of Clients' Health (3 credits)
  • 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)

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Career Paths:

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Health Informatics (Bridge) program could pursue employment with hospitals, doctor's offices, home health care agencies, nursing homes, clinics, medical nonprofit organizations or government agencies. Nurses with informatics training could be able to manage processes that could improve health care delivery quality and efficiency.

Positions could be sought as:

  • Informatics nurse specialists
  • Nurse informatics analysts
  • Critical care nurses
  • Acute care nurses
  • Community health and wellness educators

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