Healthcare Informatics vs. NP school


  • Specializes in BSN, RN, CCRN - ICU & ER. Has 10 years experience.

Hey all,

I'm about to start FNP school in September, but I have a few concerns including:

- fear that the NP market will be oversaturated

- a desire to move more towards an informatics/business side of healthcare

- feeling burned out on the patient care side of nursing - will being a NP fix this or should I focus on informatics?

I was wondering if getting a Masters in Healthcare Informatics with a concentration in project management would be an answer? Has anyone gone this route and had an experience or wisdom they could share?

From research I know there is a growing demand for executives in health informatics, however my concern would be how easy it will be to make the jump from nursing to health informatics after earning a masters in the field?

Thanks in advance :)