The rigorous Master in Health Informatics program at Duke University combines online instruction with one campus session each semester. The final course in this major (Synthesis of Specialty Practice) is an intensive individualized practicum in a health care organization (minimum of 224 practicum hours) in which the student completes a project under the mentorship of an experienced clinician in the informatics specialty.
The increasing reliance of health care systems on information technology (IT) is opening up new opportunities for nursing informatics specialists who have expertise in both nursing practice and health care IT. Nurse informaticists play key roles in the development and implementation of health care IT systems in areas such as clinical documentation, computerized practitioner order entry, and electronic health records. The average salary of a nursing informaticist in 2017 was over $100,000 according to a workforce survey conducted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Distance-based curriculum that requires just two days on campus for a total of two times during the program. Most students are employed full-time and find that although they are busy, they can manage the course workload.
Innovative and personalized instruction using synchronous and asynchronous teaching methods
Multi-disciplinary faculty with nationally recognized expertise in nursing and biomedical informatics
Emphasis on clinical informatics and real-world application
Diverse and applied learning activities throughout the curriculum. Practicum in health informatics facilitates applied experience in the informatics role. Students completing the program will be eligible to sit for the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC) generalist exam for nursing informatics.
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- Nurse as Scholar: Science Development, Study Design and Statistics
- Nurse as Scholar: Evidence-based Practice
- Population Health in a Global Society
- Professional Transitions: Advanced Nursing Practice
- 24 months
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DisciplinesNursing Health Informatics View 125 other Masters in Health Informatics in United States
- Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
- Statement of Purpose
- Three recommendations
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
- English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results
- Interview and/or a video introduction
- Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University
International57900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 24 months.
National57900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 24 months.
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