Master of Science in Nursing: Health Care Informatics (Bridge)

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Are you a registered nurse (RN) who is looking to develop your skills and learn about the specialized field of health information technology and information systems? If so, consider Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Health Informatics (Bridge) program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Health Informatics (Bridge) is designed to review techniques for inclusive patient care and screening, health promotion, and disease prevention. You'll also have the chance to explore issues of global health care access, quality, and costs. In addition, courses are intended to examine how health care informatics can be utilized to assist with research, clinical and administrative decision making, records management, security, and patient servicing. Specialized topics designed to be integrated into the program include process automation, relational database management, data communications protocols, and network hardware technologies. To successfully complete the series, students will need to select, analyze, and propose a research-based solution to an issue affecting the field of health informatics.

What are the Prerequisites?

In order to be considered for this program, you must be a licensed RN. In addition, you should have earned a bachelor's degree in health sciences or a related field. Some programs may have additional requirements.

What are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Health Informatics (Bridge) program consists of 54 credit hours. Students will need to take nursing courses that are typically integrated in RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs. After completion of such courses, they can begin their graduate-level training.

Nursing Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
NRS-430V Professional Dynamics
NRS-434V Health Assessment
HLT-362V Applied Statistics for Health Care Professionals
NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research
NRS-427V Concepts in Community and Public Health
NRS-410V Pathophysiology and Nursing Management of Clients' Health
NUR-502 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Roles and Practice
NUR-504 Health Care Research Analysis and Utilization
NUR-508 Ethics, Policy, and Finance in the Health Care System

Health Informatics Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
HCA-675 Health Care Innovation
HIM-515 Foundations and Concepts of Health Care Informatics
HIM-615 Health Care Information Systems and Technology
HIM-650 Health Care Data Management

Capstone Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
HCA-620 Business / Project Plan Evaluation and Development
NUR-699 Evidence-Based Practice Project

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After earning Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Health Informatics (Bridge) degree, you could be able to undertake additional responsibilities related to your current position. Opportunities could be found with clinics, hospitals, home health care agencies, nursing homes, adult rehabilitation facilities, medical not-for-profit organizations, or government agencies. You could be able to take on duties in technical training, systems monitoring, data reporting, or statistical analysis.

This specialized nursing program could be able prepare you to pursue employment as a(n):

  • Clinical informatics specialist
  • Informatics nurse analyst
  • Lead nurse
  • Critical care nurse