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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 Informatics 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 34 credits, all of which are available online.

  • 12 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 select ninie credits of specialty courses, which allow you to explore more depth the various areas of health care informatics.

Master of Science Nursing Core

  • NURS6010: Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical (online spring)
  • NURS6286: Foundations of Healthcare Informatics (online fall/spring)
  • NURS6022: Health Systems, Policy & Social Justice (online spring/summer)
  • NURS6031: Research Methods for Advanced Practice (online fall)

Informatics Core

  • NURS6794: Decision Support (online fall)
  • NURS6274: Semantic Representation (online spring)
  • NURS6289: Information Systems Life Cycle (online fall/spring)
  • NURS6759: Advanced Nursing Practicum: Healthcare Informatics (fall/spring/summer)

Specialty Options (choose three courses)

  • NURS6279: Knowledge Management (online summer)
  • NURS6284: E-Health (online summer)
  • NURS6285: Human Computer Interaction Design (online fall)
  • NURS6286: Foundations of Health Care Informatics (online fall/spring)
  • NURS6293: Database Management Systems (online spring)

You can view the latest Informatics courses here.


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