First, I'd like to thank everyone who has helped others on the path to informatics. It is difficult finding resources due to how new the field is, so I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say that the advice from experienced informaticians is greatly appreciated.
I'm a public health nurse (acute care background) who has decided to go back to school for Informatics. I completed a certificate program to make sure it was a field I wanted to enter. Shortly after completion, I was positioned to lead in the implementation and administration of a new emr system (while maintaining a full case load!). I really enjoyed what I learned in my postbacc and what I do at work and would like to continue my education with a masters.
Due to family and work obligations I only applied to the Universities with online programs. Because I will be paying for this masters completely out of pocket, cost is probably the main factor for me, but reading about the difficulty some members have with breaking into the field, alumni networking and school notoriety is taking a larger and larger influence with my decision.
Experienced Informaticists/Informaticians... have you noticed a university that consistently produces well-prepared informatics professionals?
Thank you all in advance