Online NI Education Options?

  1. Sure is a quiet forum...

    Anyone aware of online education options for nursing informatics?
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   NephroBSN
    Oh dear, I was hoping YOU had some information. Guess we'll have to sit here and wait for someone to wake up.

    Good luck. I'm interested in this field too.:roll
  4. by   rninformatics
    You might want to look at multiple previous posts/replies to queries similiar to this one. What comes to mind immediately are Excelsior University, U of Maryland and U of Pheonix.

    I'm also an advocate of Informatics Nurses (or anyone for that matter) being proactive by utilizing the Internet, Search Engines and other technological tools to locate information.
    Angela


    Quote from Kabin
    Sure is a quiet forum...

    Anyone aware of online education options for nursing informatics?
  5. by   Kabin
    Thanks for responding, albeit someone defensively.
  6. by   NephroBSN
    Quote from rninformatics
    You might want to look at multiple previous posts/replies to queries similiar to this one. What comes to mind immediately are Excelsior University, U of Maryland and U of Pheonix.

    I'm also an advocate of Informatics Nurses (or anyone for that matter) being proactive by utilizing the Internet, Search Engines and other technological tools to locate information.
    Angela
    Thanks.
  7. by   supermom2
    I completed the Excelsior program online and earned my MS in clinical systems management/nursing informatics. I found the program very good, convenient, and the instructors were extremely helpful. Supermom
  8. by   Kabin
    That's good news.

    I checked University of Phx (both online and a recruiter at a local job fair) and they don't currently offer an informatics degree/program.
  9. by   rninformatics
    You are correct U of Phx does not offer a specific "Informatics" degree but they do offer degrees in Information Systems and IT. Several Informatics Nurses
    have gotten their BS and MS degrees from U of Phx. Practicing in Nursing, Clinical or Health Care Informatics does not mean your degree title will be exclusively "Informatics" nor "Nursing Informatics". Example University of Colorado offers several MS degrees with varying focuses such as Systems Administration or Decision Support. You need to look not just at the degree title but also at the degree focus and its course content. Which degree focus you choose should also relate to what you are doing currently in Informatics or what you want to do in the future.

    Angela

    Quote from Kabin
    That's good news.

    I checked University of Phx (both online and a recruiter at a local job fair) and they don't currently offer an informatics degree/program.
  10. by   oneLoneNurse
    I like the MLIS in medical librarian ship. View U of Pittsburgh.
  11. by   rustysflygirl
    Troy University in Troy Alabama does offer a MSN in NI online (mostly). Might want to check them out. Troy.edu
  12. by   JoyfulRN2
    Tennessee offers an MSN with Informatics concentration through the Regents' Online Degree Program (RODP). The degree is from one of Tennessee's several state universities. All courses are online. There are two clinical/practicum courses requiring 100 hr each in an informatics area. The rest is online. That is what I am doing. My degree (if/when I complete it) will be from Middle Tennessee State University.
  13. by   rninformatics
    Sounds like an interesting program. Share some of the course descriptions with us. Which classes do you like the best? Which do you find the most challenging? What does the practicum consist of? How long will it take you to get your degree? My hat is off to you. I put grad school on hold 2 years ago in favor of enjoying life, my career, my family and traveling - I've visited London, Paris, Spain x2 and several US cities since. Greece is my next stop!


    Quote from JoyfulRN2
    Tennessee offers an MSN with Informatics concentration through the Regents' Online Degree Program (RODP). The degree is from one of Tennessee's several state universities. All courses are online. There are two clinical/practicum courses requiring 100 hr each in an informatics area. The rest is online. That is what I am doing. My degree (if/when I complete it) will be from Middle Tennessee State University.

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