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NURIF-MS - Nursing Informatics

Overview

Official Name of Program

Nursing Informatics

Plan Code

NURIF-MS

Department(s) Sponsoring Program

Career

Graduate

Degree Designation

MS - Master of Science

HEGIS Code

1203.10

NYSED Program Code

38459 - NURIF-MS

CIP Code

51.3899

Mission

The mission and vision of the School of Professional Studies online nursing programs is to offer a liberal arts-based educational experience which will guide students in attaining the knowledge, skills, and values essential for professional nurse leaders and managers, including the ability to make sound judgments and address the health needs of diverse cultural groups.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate effective communication with diverse client populations, disciplines, and staff ensuring optimal health promotion.

  2. Apply leadership skills to guide and educate nursing staff to make sound judgments in the provision of safe, quality nursing care.

  3. Assume a leadership role in collaborative teams to improve care outcomes and advocate for policy changes through knowledge creation, distribution, and application.

  4. Develop health policies that address local and global population health issues.

  5. Analyze current and emerging technologies and informatics systems to support safe practice environments, and optimize quality care, cost-effectiveness, and health outcomes.

  6. Demonstrate effective management of patient care across disciplines to ensure best possible health care outcomes including clinical prevention strategies.

  7. Conduct research; implement evidenced-based care; and quantify the impact on quality and safety.

  8. Demonstrate an understanding of how healthcare delivery systems are organized and financed and how this impacts patient outcomes; and identify the economic, legal, and political factors that influence health care.

  9. Integrate nursing and related sciences in the design, delivery, and evaluation of health care for diverse populations.

NI1. Integrate organizational science and informatics theory to make changes in nursing practice.

NI2. Provide oversight and guidance in the selection and integration of technologies to document patient care and improve health outcomes.

NI3. Analyze current and emerging technologies for applications in safety and quality improvement, research and evidence based practice, and nursing education.

The Program

The M.S. 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.

Progression and Retention

All students will maintain a 3.0 overall GPA per semester and at graduation. To ensure this criteria is met, a minimum grade of “B” is required in all courses Nursing major courses.  Students earning less than a “B” grade in a Nursing course may repeat the course one time and must attain a grade of “B” or better. A second earned grade of less than “B” in any Nursing Program Course will result in dismissal from the program.

Accreditation

CCNE Accreditation Seal The MS in Nursing Informatics at CUNY School of Professional Studies is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Requirements