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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

About Informatics

Quick Facts

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Quick Facts

  • long history of online education - our online informatics program was established in 1997
  • AARA university-based funding for 2.6 Million dollars awarded by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology
  • health care informatics has received two HRSA training grants, approximately 7 years of funding ($1, 336,615) for program development
  • learner-centered model of education
  • all coursework is available entirely online and taught by internationally recognized faculty
  • online courses provide interactivity with faculty and informatics experts throughout the U.S. and Europe
  • I-Collaboratory provides a framework for our virtual community of practice
  • learners interact with a cadre of national and international health care informatics leaders through access to an online learning community that includes webinars, video conferencing and collaborative social networking tools
  • course content based upon applications to real life work
  • clinical experiences are arranged in the communities where you live and work
  • innovative use of emerging technologies such as the use of a virtual clinic in Second Life to teach informatics concepts and principles.
  • necessary knowledge and preparation for ANCC certification
  • graduates of program work as informatics specialists in acute care and ambulatory settings, in systems analyst positions and various information management positions in the vendor community