School Rankings for Informatics - page 2

I have been trying to determine the top 10 schools offering a Masters in Nursing Informatics and it seems like it's just about impossible to determine this. Many lists rank other specialities...but... Read More

  1. by   RN315
    I'm starting the nursing informatics program at chamberlain this July the whole program is just 36 credits and cost of the program is 19,800
  2. by   RN315
    They even have the certification program for NI
  3. by   rnformaticsr4me
    I think it matters less where you get your degree, but just that you have it. It opens doors. However the experience is what everyone is seeking. I just graduated from Northern Kentucky University with my MHI (May 11, 2013) and I think they have a pretty good program. I took courses in Project Management, Database Management, Data Warehousing/Data Mining, Systems Analysis & Design, Knowledge Management, Research Methods for Health Informatics, and Mobile Health. They now offer an MSN-NI program with most of the same courses, plus a few more related to nursing. The big difference is cost. My program was strictly online and I paid $450+/credit hour. It is now $510/credit hour, which is much more reasonable than alot of other programs. Good Luck and Good Knowledge!!!!
  4. by   InformaticsRN.MA
    Dr. ******* is the program director - did you try emailing her? Here is a link to a web page with her info:
    | CU College of Nursing | University of Colorado Denver
    Let me know if you have any other questions about the program.
    Last edit by Esme12 on May 23, '13 : Reason: TOS/NO facility/staff names
  5. by   Starbuck4
    Hi InformaticsRN.MA. I was perusing UC Denver's HCI MS Program and cannot determine if the final degree is:MSN in Health Care Informatics or just simply: MS in HCI. Seems like it would be MSN since the college of nursing is offering it but I can't find the info to confirm or deny. What did you graduate with? Which electives did you choose? Would you recommend those courses? Is it all online?

    Thanks so much.
  6. by   InformaticsRN.MA
    Hello Starbuck4,
    My degree is an MS (not MSN) - in Nursing, with a concentration in Healthcare Informatics. Not really sure what the difference between an MSN and an MS in Nursing is, however...
    For electives, I took eHealth and Human Computer Interaction - both were very good - yes, I would recommend them.
    The program is all online - you can go to Colorado for graduation if you'd like, but it's not required. The defense of your final project can also be done via webcam, but I chose to go to the campus to do my presentaiton and was really glad that I did.
    Let me know if you have any other questions. Good luck!
  7. by   sufernan
    Thank you InformaticsRN.MA. I did receive a response from them and I am thinking of applying. But I'm in such a dilemma. NP vs Nursing Informatics!!! . At my workplace NP gets better benefits than NI (nurse informatist). NP have a union position and NI is under management. I probably will end up doing both Masters program but I can't seem to decide which one to do first. Arghhhhh!!!
  8. by   aprilequinox
    I have a few questions for you informaticsRN!!!! Please let me know asap if you are still willing to share some knowledge! Thanks!
  9. by   mmc51264
    A lot of ground breaking work is being done is Houston. Duke also has a program that is moving forward fast. I guess it depends on what you are looking to do.
    This is the problem I am having. There are as many options in Informatics as there is in nursing! I really am interested in optimizing the EHRs from the nurse's point of view-making their lives easier. I like the idea of clinical ed. We also have physician informaticists and I would love to help bridge the gap there.
  10. by   SummitRN
    Nobody cares where you get your Informatics degree as long as it is not a disreputable school.

    Your (pre-degree) Informatics experience and skillset are worth 10x the name of your institution.