Nursing Informatics

College

  • Center City Campus
  • Dixon Campus
  • College of Nursing

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science in Nursing

Program Length

2-5 Years

Program Information

Prerequisites

Active RN Licensure 
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IMPORTANT NOTICE

The Jefferson College of Nursing has suspended admission to this program. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 215-503-2800 or enroll@jefferson.edu with questions.

Program Overview

The Nursing Informatics (NI) Specialty prepares the professional nurse to develop and implement clinical information systems to analyze data, manage patient care and provide education and research.

The track prepares students to assist in the delivery of healthcare with a combination of computer science, information science, and nursing science designed to manage and process nursing and medical data to support delivery of healthcare.

Program graduates have been effective in collaborating with other health disciplines to utilize computerized systems to analyze patient information and assume roles associated with education, project management, product design, consulting, research and evaluation of healthcare outcomes.

Graduates of the Nursing Informatics Program meet the academic eligibility requirements to take the Informatics Nursing Certification Examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Candidates who meet all eligibility requirements established by the ANCC and successfully pass the examination are awarded the credential: Registered Nurse-Board Certified (RN-BC).

MSN Program Outcomes

  • Integrate relevant knowledge, principles and theories from nursing and related sciences into the advanced nursing care of individuals, families and populations. (Essential I)
  • Demonstrate acumen in organizational leadership through effective collaboration, consultation, and decision-making. (Essential II)
  • Integrate research translation and evidence appraisal  into advanced nursing practice to initiate change and improve quality outcomes.(Essential IV)
  • Evaluate information science approaches and patient-centric technologies to improve health outcomes and enhance quality of care. (Essentials III, V)
  • Analyze the impact policies, economic factors, and ethical and socio-cultural dimensions have on advanced nursing practice and health care outcomes. (Essential VI)
  • Integrate the concepts of interprofessional communication, collaboration and consultation to effectively manage and coordinate care across systems.  (Essential VII)
  • Incorporate culturally-appropriate concepts in the planning and delivery of evidence-based preventive and  clinical care to communities, and populations. (Essential VIII)
  • Demonstrate expertise in a defined area of advanced practice nursing  that influences health care outcomes for individuals, populations and systems. (Essential IX)