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Nursing informatics Concentration

The Nursing informatics Concentration integrates nursing science, information science, computer science and so much more. A Master's-prepared nurse who engages in nursing informatics is an informatics nurse specialist. As an informatics nurse specialist, you will identify, collect, process, and manage data and information to support nursing practice, administration, education, research, and the expansion of nursing knowledge.

Curriculum

Core Requirements

Course Number & NameCredit Hours
NURS 5000 Theoretical Foundations3
NURS 5001 Health Care Policy3
NURS 5002 Advanced Nursing Research3
NURS 5003 Advanced Role Development3
NURS 5990 Scholarly Synthesis/Research3
Total Hours15

Concentration Requirements

Course Number & NameCredit Hours
NURS 5401 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics 3
NURS 5402 Healthcare Information Systems & Technology Integration3

NURS 5403 Project Management in Systems Analysis and Design

3

NURS 5404 Project Management in Systems Implementation & Evaluation

3

NURS 5406 Healthcare Data Analysis & Evidence-Based Practice

3

NURS 5407 Informatics Applications I

2

NURS 5409 Informatics Applications II

2
Total Hours19

Nursing Informatics Practicum Requirement

Course Number & NameCredit Hours

NURS 5410 Informatics Practicum

4
Total Hours4

Program Hours 

Nursing Informatics Concentration Credit Hours: 38

Nursing Informatics Practicum Hours: 4
Total Practice Contact Hours: 240

Special Instructions For Nursing Informatics Student Clinical Preceptorships

Nursing Informatics students will preferably use a hospital organization for their Informatics Practicum course, NURS 5410/6410/7410. Please consult with your course professor if you are unsure of the suitability of your clinical practicum site. It is recommended that the preceptor for the NURS 5309/6309/7309 be Master's prepared, preferably in nursing or healthcare informatics. Exceptions to this recommendation may be made by the course professor.

Nursing Informatics Concentration Coordinator

For questions and assistance regarding clinical/practicum placement, please contact:

Dr. Richard Meeks Email: richard.meeks@mtsu.edu
 
Sample Sequence of Study

The links below provide students with a suggested sequence of study based upon semester of program entry and part-time or full-time status.