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Find answers about the most commonly asked questions regarding our Health Informatics programs.
Yes, all of the courses are offered online. We develop a program plan with every student to insure their success in getting into the online sections of core classes in the MS program and we control registration in the informatics courses.
No, but many of our students come for graduation.
Most of our online courses use primarily asynchronous learning not real time. Independent studies are the only self-paced classes. Our program is semester based and the online courses are structured into modules (4-6 per class) containing learning activities and assignments. There are discussion groups, presentations, teamwork and individual assignments in each class. All Learning activities and assignments have deadlines posted.
MS courses offered by semesters. The core courses in the MS program are offered in a certain order online, as are the informatics specialty courses. When entering into the program each student is assigned to a cohort.
Yes, you may email the health care informatics option office and we can recommend a course you can take as an open enrollment/non degree student.
Since our degree is offered through the Graduate School and College of Nursing, it is a MS.
Yes, the program is fully accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Council (NLNAC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The program is currently offered at a differentiated rate to ALL out-of-state students at $490 (2012-2013 AY) per credit hour. There are a few additional fees that are paid by all students. They are student insurance, student health services, student activity fee and a computer fee. For more information review the College of Nursing tuition and fees.
Information on in-state tuition the College of Nursing tuition and fees.
a. If your permanent residence is in the state of Colorado or you are stationed/active military duty in Colorado: You are eligible for in-state tuition.
b. If you are a military member originally from Colorado, have continued to file Colorado taxes each and every year as a permanent resident even though you have been stationed out of state in the military, and have maintained their Colorado driver's license: You are eligible for in-state tuition.
c. If you are a military member and stationed in Colorado, but not previously a permanent Colorado resident: You are eligible for in-state tuition.
d. If your permanent residence is within one of the following Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) participating states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington or Wyoming you are eligible for in-state tuition.
Yes, there will be a comprehensive exam upon completion of the program. Students usually do this through interactive video teleconferencing. Many of the students can use their hospital facilities and then there are minor charges from the University of Colorado. This may be an additional expense; you should plan to spend approximately $300 or more for this.
No. You are required to carry health insurance if you are registered for 5 or more hours. The Bursar System will charge students registered for 5 hours for the student insurance plan automatically. If you already have insurance, you can elect to waive the student insurance by signing a waiver and submitting a copy of your insurance card and benefit information to the Student Health Office.
Interested in information on the health care informatics programs admission requirements?Review the following material:
Are you ready to apply to the health care informatics programs? To apply, review the following procedures:
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