Nursing Informatics

Nursing Informatics is a nursing specialty that draws from computer science, information science, cognitive and decision sciences, and nursing science.

Program Information

InformaticsNursing informatics is a nursing specialty that draws from computer science, information science, cognitive and decision sciences, and nursing science. Through our online program you will gain knowledge and skills to enhance patient-care delivery, promote consumer health, utilize nursing research, and provide education through information technology.

Nursing Informatics FAQ

Clinical Orientation

All students enrolled in the first clinical course are required to attend a mandatory three to four day clinical orientation on campus that fall term. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.

Clinical Affiliations

Specialty tracks within the College of Nursing’s graduate program require a practice component. Although faculty assists students in locating appropriate practice/clinical sites, it is the student’s responsibility to secure a site and preceptor if indicated. Students who are unsuccessful in being accepted by an agency in their home community may have to travel to another area to complete practice requirements. Please review the list of Clinical Affiliations on the College of Nursing Web Site. If there is not a clinical site listed near you or you are interested in a site not listed, negotiations should be initiated as soon as you begin the program through the Track Coordinator for your specialty.

DNP Residency

The program does not require a thesis or dissertation; however, students are required to complete an evidence-based scholarly project that results in a quality improvement change and has a substantial effect on health care and patient outcomes. Residency requirements for the scholarly project can be completed in the student’s home region with an approved mentor.

Curriculum

MSN to DNP for Certified Nursing Informatics

Fall Entry

Spring Entry

MSN to DNP Adding Nursing Informatics

Fall Entry

Spring Entry

BSN to DNP Pathway

Fall Entry

Spring Entry

Contacts

Please feel free to contact Dr. Todd Harlan for more information about this specialty: tharlan@southalabama.edu.