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University of Colorado College of Nursing

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The informatics specialty curriculum provides students with the essential knowledge and skills for an informatics specialist role. It was built upon broad precepts and concepts from the American Nurses Association’s Scope and Standards of nursing informatics practice. The core informatics courses provide learners with a framework for information management and decision support, nursing and health care terminologies and the life cycle of an information system. A practicum that focuses on a particular role in informatics is also arranged in the learner’s own community. All of these components form the core structure of our informatics curriculum.

 

In addition to completing all the MS nursing core and informatics core courses, each student is required to select 9 credits of specialty courses. Our specialty courses allow one to learn more depth in various areas of health care informatics. We customize the selection of specialty courses to meet the individual needs of our students.

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)

 

NURS6010: Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical
NURS6286: Foundations of Health Care Informatics
NURS6022: Health Systems, Policy & Social Justice
NURS6031: Research Methods for Advanced Practice
NURS6274: Semantic Representation
NURS6279: Knowledge Management
NURS6284: E-Health
NURS6285: Human Computer Interaction Design
NURS6286: Foundations of Health Care Informatics
NURS6289: Information Systems Life Cycle
NURS6293: Database Management Systems
NURS6794: Decision Support
NURS6759: Advanced Nursing Practicum: Healthcare Informatics