Informatics in healthcare today has become the scaffolding of the continuum of care and research systems. DNP graduates with a specialization in informatics are prepared to function at all leadership and management levels in a variety of settings. Nurses in informatics have skills in analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of information systems that support a full range of clinical and patient care functions. Working as a translation specialist, the graduate will be prepared to lead in organizational improvement, software design, and as consultants and/or staff in organizations that specialize in informatics and knowledge management.
In addition to a foundation in information technology, special skills will be acquired in human factors design, advanced interoperability, organizational change, project management and impact evaluation. With the exception of Professionalism and Scholarship Workshop (NRSG 935) and DNP Synthesis Workshop (NRSG 954), all required courses for the program are offered online.
Sample Plan of Study -- Preferred Plan of Study