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
This program leads to an academic credential and is not a licensure preparation program. As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) that requires professional nursing programs to provide information on how their curriculum meets education requirements for professional licensing in each state. You may review KU School of Nursing's information on licensure by state.