NURIF-BSMS - Nursing Informatics


Official Name of Program

Nursing Informatics

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Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

BSMS - Bachelor of Science/Master of Science



NYSED Program Code

38465 - NURIF-BSMS

CIP Code


The dual RN to BS/MS in Nursing Informatics program provides registered nurses the opportunity to complete all of the requirements for both the BS in Nursing and MS in Nursing Informatics in a shortened amount of time. To accomplish this, several BS level courses will be satisfied through the more advanced MS coursework, which includes all essential content, but with an expanded approach.

The BS/MS in Nursing Informatics program prepares Nurse Informaticists who are able to integrate nursing science, computer science and information science to better manage and communicate information, data and knowledge to promote the health of people, families, and communities. Students learn to:  

  • Synthesize organizational science and informatics theory to make changes in nursing practice;

  • Provide oversight and guidance in the selection and integration of technologies to document patient care and improve health outcomes;

  • Analyze current and emerging technologies for applications in safety and quality improvement, research and evidence-based practice, and nursing education.

  • Conduct research in a variety of informatics topics that impacts both caregivers and consumers.

The program will culminate with a practicum, which will include a placement in a nursing information technology setting.