MS in Nursing Informatics

Nursing informatics, one of the most dynamic specialties in health care, is the science of how nurses use information and technologies to improve patient outcomes and provide high-quality care within today's health care delivery system.

The Nursing Informatics program provides bachelor's prepared nurses with comprehensive knowledge and expertise to improve organizational processes and patient care by leveraging information and communication technologies.

  • As a master's student in the Nursing Informatics track, students will:
  • Have opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration on informatics projects under the guidance of nationally recognized faculty.
  • Gain a broad background in core informatics content, as well as specialized knowledge in your focused areas of interest.
  • Have the option of a full-time or part-time program of study.

Length of Program

The Nursing Education track can be completed in as few as five semesters. Courses are in a hybrid format with the flexibility to learn most of the material online with periodic in-person sessions.

Depending on the student's prior background (e.g. clinical vs. computer science), elective courses can be chosen from any of the standard courses offered by Nursing or Biomedical Informatics, or other appropriate departments such as Psychology, Computer Science, or the Eccles School of Business.

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Office of Student Services
Phone: 801-587-3194

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Program Manager
Shelley Kern, MPC
Phone: 801-585-0878
Email: shelley.kern@nurs.utah.edu

Specialty Track Director
Catherine Staes, PhD, MPH RN
Email: catherine.staes@hsc.utah.edu

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