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University of Pittsburgh    
2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  May 29, 2024
2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Nursing Informatics Concentration

The nursing informatics area of concentration prepares nurses to focus on the structure and process of nursing information as it supports the practice of nursing. Nursing informatics is a combination of cognitive science, computer science, information science, and nursing science. It includes the development, analysis, and evaluation information of systems, augmented by technology that support, enhance, and manage patient care.

Nursing Informatics Applicant Requirements

A baccalaureate degree in nursing from CCNE, ACCIS or ACEN [NLN] accredited program in nursing. An RN-Option, Early Admission to MSN/DNP is available for this MSN Area of Concentration. Other requirements for admission include an application, official transcripts, professional references, an essay, a resume/CV, a statistics course, and a copy of a current license to practice nursing in the state or U.S. territory where the clinical practice requirements will be completed.

The nursing informatics area of concentration is only offered online. It can be completed on a full- or part-time basis. The nursing informatics core serves as a basis for increasing the students’ knowledge of nursing theory and research, health care outcomes, and nursing informatics. The nursing informatics core includes course work in introduction to informatics, clinical information systems, database management, evaluation of informatics projects, and consumer health informatics. Practica are designed to enhance the students’ active participation in a selected informatics role. Completion of this program fulfills the requirements for eligibility for the American Nurses Credentialing Center Nursing Informatics certification exam.

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