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Pizza Power! Is Purdue University Global A Good Choice?

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Hi,

I am in the earliest stage of my nursing career—the dream stage. My dream is to complete a masters degree in Health Information Management or Health Informatics and then complete an accelerated BSN program. 

Recently I got a job delivering pizza with Papa Johns because they offer a free education through Purdue Global.  Here is what Purdue Global says about the recognition and accreditation of the Masters in Health Informatics.

“Purdue Global is recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as an Approved Education Partner (AEP).

HIMSS-approved educational programs, which include the Master of Health Informatics, provide advanced knowledge in health information and technology or health care and prepare candidates to sit for the CAHIMS or CPHIMS exams*”

So here is what has stumped me. When I look up the various jobs one can get with a MHI and a BSN, I find that many of the jobs require the person to have an education from a program that is accredited by a different body. Or in order to sit for licensure exams. The acronyms are a bit dizzying. 

Can someone give me some direction?

I like my job delivering pizza, but I don’t want to spend all of my extra time completing a program that does not prepare me to be a professional. Plus, pizza car insurance is expensive. 

 

Please help!

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Hi there!

Thank you for your interest in Purdue Global's Nursing and Health Sciences programs. We're excited to partner with Papa John's. 

We would be happy to discuss our program options with you and answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to give us a call at 855.780.6862.

Thank you and best of luck!

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TiffyRN has 26 years experience as a ADN, BSN, PhD and specializes in NICU.

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First of all, I don't know the answer to your question. What I do know is that most people I know who work in Nursing Informatics have an MSN in informatics and none of them had previous college work other than nursing. Might be helpful to know which accrediting bodies they mention and while certification exams are required. I'd guess the accrediting  bodies are the standard nursing ones (CCNE, ACEN), and the certification is through AACN to become an RN-BC in informatics. 

I'd be interested in hearing from others more familiar with informatics work. 

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Goodjuju88 specializes in None yet.

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@tiffy RN Thanks for the response. I am figuring out slowly the ins and outs. Nursing Informatics is much different than Health Informatics. I didn’t know that. PG offers a masters in Health Informatics or Health Management. It is accredited by HIMMS. (Or is it HIIMS?) Anyway, so one of those programs is going to end up being my path.

 

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