Thank you for your replies!
I've been thinking about a career in healthcare informatics and wondered what the best educational plan should be. I've decided to get my ADN + Computer Science Bachelors + Healthcare or Business Administration Masters.
I researched job openings at hospitals around the country and at companies that provide healthcare consulting. The ads seem to be leaning toward "Bachelors in CS w/healthcare exp preferred. But I have seem plenty that say"BSN required w/demonstrated knowledge of Unix, SQL,..." blah, blah, blah. But, as I have learned from working in my previous job, what they advertise as requirements for a job are almost always flexible when the candidate's entire qualifications are considered. I figure my educational plan will only benefit me once completed.
I was initially discouraged by the dearth of undergraduate programs that combine nursing with computer science or other discipline...until today:
this link is interesting also:
I hope more schools offer a joint nursing degree at the undergraduate level. This will enhance the attractiveness of a nursing degree to students.
Okay, I've rambled on long enuff about nothing! Thanks Again!