Where did you get your MSN Clinical Informatics Degree?

  1. I would like to hear where you guys got your MSN clinical informatics degree from. I live in northern california and strongly considering Getting my msn Online. My Hospital is currently reimbursing MSN student loans and clinical informatics is my passion. I work in ICU and currently a superuser for our EHR and have been helping educate/train end user. Any inputs is much appreciated.๐Ÿ™‚
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    About gyanez, BSN, RN

    Joined: Jun '10; Posts: 2

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  3. by   mmc51264
    Duke, mostly online with 3 on campus days per semester (excluding summer).
  4. by   Toadette
    I'm in Excelsior's RN to MS program for informatics. I'm really enjoying it so far.
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    Online University | Online Degree Programs | WGU will be starting a 100% online, MSN in Informatics in the next three-four months.
  6. by   SpEdtacular
    I just graduated from Excelsior's RN-MSN informatics program, and I thought it was a great program.
  7. by   montna
    *bump* I hope this thread gets more replies! I'm considering Chamberlain & Thomas Edison State University (I got my non-nursing bachelor's degree from the latter), among other programs such as Duke & UoMaryland. I saw some warnings about for-profit schools but I'm not seeing how they're "so much more expensive" than more established schools. Chamberlain (some kind of association with DeVry, I'm not entirely clear on this) comes out to a little under $25K, compared to Duke which is over $36K and U of Maryland at over $52K. Cost, length of time to complete program, and reputation are my main concerns.
  8. by   mmc51264
    I don't think there is a great informatics population on this site. I chose Duke b/c I work there and am getting tuition assistance. Halfway through in 2 weeks! (part time-perfect pace/amount of work, also very smart classmates and great to work with).
  9. by   scrapworking
    Look into some of the brick & mortar universities near you. I was surprised to find that one of the universities near me offered a MSN-Informatics totally on-line that was similarly priced to Chamberlain. You also have to consider the "extra fees" that the for-profit options tack on. Yes, Chamberlain seemed less, but add up the "hidden costs" and it's nearly the same. And, for me, I feel more comfortable knowing that if I need assistance, there will be someone near-at-hand to help me. Also, I feel that my resume will stand out a little bit more with my MSN from a well-known and respected area university.
  10. by   sweetlilwolf
    You know you don't need a MSN for most informatics positions?
    Id say get into that field first you might hate it... then go to get your MSN, board cert informatics nurse has a bigger impact but you can't get that unless your working in that role.
  11. by   mmc51264
    I can sit for my informatics boards the day I graduate. From what I am being told, more and more places are going to be looking for educated and certified informatics nurses. especially in acute health care. I'm not saying that one won't be able to get a good job ,but here are a lot in my cohort that are working, but have been told they would be in better shape with the degree.
  12. by   sweetlilwolf
    Different areas... my area doesn't requrie them. They require a BSN and RN experience
  13. by   MusicNurse1
    I got my MSN in Informatics at the University of Maryland. 100% online. I graduated in 2016 and am about to start my first informatics job.
  14. by   AndrewCraigRN
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Online University | Online Degree Programs | WGU will be starting a 100% online, MSN in Informatics in the next three-four months.
    I'm starting that program in March

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