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Health Informatics, MS Nursing

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (WUR) Durham, NC, United States
Students in the health informatics major develop knowledge and skills in clinical information systems, strategic planning, project management, and a variety of technologies. Knowledge builds on concepts of data-information-knowledge meta-structures and incorporates systems lifecycle planning and expert clinical domain modeling. 
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Overview

The rigorous program 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.

Accreditation

Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Nurse as Scholar I: Science Development, Study Design and Statistics
  • Nurse as Scholar II: Evidence-based Practice
  • Population Health in a Global Society
  • Professional Transitions: Advanced Nursing Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • The GRE will be waived for applicants who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or higher for the courses required for the undergraduate nursing degree(s), or who hold an earned master’s or doctoral degree. The BSN and/or Associate’s in Nursing degree(s) will be used in the calculation of the cumulative undergraduate GPA. 

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree with an upper division nursing major from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), or an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing with a BS/BA from a regionally accredited program in another field of study.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the courses required for the undergraduate nursing degree(s).
  • Bachelor’s or post-bachelor’s coursework must include satisfactory completion of a course in descriptive and inferential statistics (basic biostatistics).
  • Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within five years. 

Work Experience

Nursing experience (one year recommended for most programs; additional experience required for some programs).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21228 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10614 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    21228 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10614 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Durham

  • 990 - 1670 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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