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Accredited Online Masters in Nursing Informatics Degree at University of Colorado Denver- CU Online - Denver, CO

  Online Masters in Nursing Informatics

Program Requirements

The Masters of Science program is structured to provide a foundation for career paths for future leaders in advanced nursing practice and to prepare lifelong learners who demonstrate knowledge, skill, critical thinking and flexibility. This program also provides the foundation for doctoral study in nursing.

The entire MS degree is comprised of 35 credits, all of which are online.

  • 13 credits from core courses
  • 13 credits from Informatics core courses
  • 9 credits from Health Care Informatics Specialty


Required Informatics Courses

In addition to completing all the MS nursing core and informatics core courses, you will also be able to select nine credits of specialty courses, which allow you to explore more depth the various areas of health care informatics. We have a flexible program that allows us to help you establish a clinical practicum in your local area for 3 or 6 credits. You can then select specialty electives to meet the 35 credits requirement.

Master of Science Nursing Core

  • NURS6010: Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical
  • NURS6286: Foundations of Healthcare Informatics
  • NURS6022: Health Systems, Policy & Social Justice
  • NURS6031: Research Methods for Advanced Practice

Informatics Core

  • NURS6794: Decision Support
  • NURS6274: Semantic Representation
  • NURS6289: Information Systems Life Cycle
  • NURS6759: Advanced Nursing Practicum: Healthcare Informatics

Specialty Options

  • NURS6279: Knowledge Management
  • NURS6284: Digital Tools for Connected Health
  • NURS6285: Human Computer Interaction Design
  • NURS6286: Foundations of Health Care Informatics
  • NURS6293: Database Management Systems
  • NURS6796: Executive Leadership

You can view the latest Informatics courses here.


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