Master of Science and Post Master’s Degree Students
We attract a diverse group of talented students from across the United States and from international countries. Our students range from new nurses with around five years of nursing experience to those seasoned nurses with 30 years of experience. Our post-master’s students have master’s degrees in administration, adult health and primary care. We average around 30% of our students from rural areas. In some years, we have had over 40% of students from rural areas.
Health Care Informatics Certificate Students
Certificate students are those health care professionals working in the area of health IT. Many have recently taken positions in their agency and are coming back to school for specific courses to help them in their current roles. We also have other health care and business professionals that are enrolled in the certificate programs hoping to seek positions in health IT or those with positions interested in furthering their education in the field of informatics.
Health Care Informatics for Educators Certificate Students
Educators from across the United States are enrolled in our program to prepare faculty to integrate informatics in their curriculum or in their staff development programs. Educators come from baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing and other health care professional schools. Several faculty were Health Information Technology Scholars that participated in a faculty development program sponsored by a five-year, $1.5 million grant provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) in partnership with the Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT).
HITEC Certificate Students
Starting in the fall of 2010, we are admitting our first group of certificate students associated with our ARRA Training Grant, from the Office of the National Coordinator, Health Information Technology. These adult learners are focusing on one of three available certificates, executive leadership, health information management and exchange specialist and health IT sub-specialist. The group represents both health care and business professionals interested in promoting the federal initiatives to insure the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records and health information technologies.