NOTE: Until further notice, we are no longer accepting applicants for this concentration due to a severe shortage of Nursing Informatics faculty.

Nursing informatics integrates nursing science, information science, computer science and so much more. A Master's-prepared nurse who engages in nursing informatics is an informatics nurse specialist. As an informatics nurse specialist, you will identify, collect, process, and manage data and information to support nursing practice, administration, education, research, and the expansion of nursing knowledge.

Dual concentrations are not allowed in the program. Students interested in a dual concentration are advised to pursue a Nursing Post Master's Certificate. Post Master's Certificates are available in Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, and Family Nurse Practitioner.
 
On-Campus Meeting Requirements
Institution On-campus Meeting Requirements
Austin Peay State University NO
East Tennessee State University NO
Middle Tennessee State University NO
Tennessee State University NO
Tennessee Technological University NO
University of Memphis YES*
*All University of Memphis Nursing Informatics students are required to attend an orientation program on campus prior to the beginning of their first semester in the program.

 

Core Requirements (all required)
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 5000 Theoretical Foundations 3
NURS 5001 Health Care Policy 3
NURS 5002 Advanced Nursing Research 3
NURS 5003 Advanced Role Development 3
NURS 5990 Scholarly Synthesis/Research 3
Core Requirements - Total Hours 15

Concentration Requirements (all required)

NURS 5401 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics 3
NURS 5402 Healthcare Information Systems & Technology Integration 3
**NURS 5403 Project Management in Systems Analysis and Design 3
***NURS 5404 Project Management in Systems Implementation & Evaluation 3
NURS 5406 Healthcare Data Analysis & Evidence-Based Practice 3
NURS 5407 Informatics Applications I 2
NURS 5409 Informatics Applications II 2
Concentration Requirements - Total Hours 19

Nursing Informatics Practicum Requirement

NURS 5410 Informatics Practicum 4
Nursing Informatics Practicum - Total Hours 4
Nursing Informatics - Total Hours 38

*NOTE: Total practice contact hours = 240
**NURS 5407 is a prerequisite for NURS 5403.
***NURS 5409 is a prerequisite for NURS 5404.

NOTE: The 5000 level numbering of courses for Austin Peay, East Tennessee State and Tennessee State are cross listed with the 6000 and 7000 level course numbers to represent Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and the University of Memphis respectively.

Link to Guidelines for Clinical Preceptorships

Special Instructions for Nursing Informatics Students Regarding Clinical Preceptorships

Nursing Informatics students will preferably use a hospital organization for their Informatics Practicum course, NURS 5410/6410/7410. Please consult with your course professor if you are unsure of the suitability of your clinical practicum site. It is recommended that the preceptor for the NURS 5309/6309/7309 be Master's prepared, preferably in nursing or healthcare informatics. Exceptions to this recommendation may be made by the course professor.

Nursing Informatics Concentration Coordinator

Dr. Deb Sullivan
 

Sample Sequence of Study

The links below provide students with a suggested sequence of study based upon semester of program entry and part-time or full-time status.
 

Part-time Fall/Spring

Fall (year 1)   Spring (year 1)  
5000 Theory 3 5401 Intro to Healthcare Informatics 3
5002 Research 3 5402 Healthcare Information Systems & Technology Integration 3
Fall (year 2)   Spring (year 2)  
5001 Policy 3 5404 Project Management in Systems Implementation & Evaluation 3
5407 Informatics Applications I 2 5406 Healthcare Data Analysis & Evidence-Based Practice 3
5409 Informatics Applications II 2    
Fall (year 4)   Spring (year 4)  
5403 Project Management in Systems Analysis & Design 3 5410 Informatics Practicum 4
5003 Roles 3 5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3

Part-time Continuous (all three semesters)

Fall Semester Start

Fall (year 1)   Spring (year 1)   Summer (year 1)  
5000 Theory 3 5002 Research 3 5003 Roles 3
5401 Intro to Healthcare Informatics 3 5402 Healthcare Information Systems & Technology Integration 3 5001 Policy 3
Fall (year 2)   Spring (year 2)   Summer (year 2)  
5403 Project Management in Systems Analysis & Design 3 5404 Project Management in Systems Implementation & Evaluation 3 5410 Informatics Practicum 4
5407 Informatics Applications I 2 5406 Healthcare Data Analysis & Evidence-Based Practice 3 5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3
    5409 Informatics Applications II 2    

 Spring Semester Start

Spring (year 1)   Summer (year 1)   Fall (year 1)  
5401 Intro to Healthcare Informatics 3 5000 Theory 3 5403 Project Management in Systems Analysis & Design 3
5402 Healthcare Information Systems & Technology Integration 3 5002 Research 3 5407 Informatics Applications I 2
Spring (year 2)   Summer (year 2)   Fall (year 2)  
5404 Project Management in Systems Implementation & Evaluation 3 5001 Policy 3 5410 Informatics Practicum 3
5406 Healthcare Data Analysis & Evidence-Based Practice 3 5003 Roles 3 5990 Scholarly Synthesis 2
5409 Informatics Applications II 2        

 Summer Semester Start

Summer (year 1)   Fall (year 1)   Spring (year 1)  
5000 Theory 3 5401 Intro to Healthcare Informatics 3 5404 Project Management in Systems Implementation & Evaluation 3
5002 Research 3 5402 Healthcare Information Systems & Technology Integration 3 5406 Healthcare Data Analysis & Evidence-Based Practice 3
        5407 Informatics Applications I 2
Summer (year 2)   Fall (year 2)   Spring (year 2)  
5001 Policy 3 5403 Project Management in Systems Analysis & Design 3 5410 Informatics Practicum 4
5003 Roles 3 5409 Informatics Applications II 2 5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3

Full-time / Part-time Fall / Spring

Full-time / Part-time Fall / Spring

Fall (year 1)   Spring (year 1)  
5000 Theory 3 5001 Policy 3
5002 Research 3 5404 Project Management in Systems Implementation & Evaluation 3
5401 Intro to Healthcare Informatics 3 5406 Healthcare Data Analysis & Evidence-Based Practice 3
5402 Healthcare Information Systems & Technology Integration 3 5407 Informatics Applications I 2
Fall (year 3)   Spring (year 3)  
5003 Roles 3 5410 Informatics Practicum 4
5403 Project Management in Systems Analysis & Design 3 5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3
5409 Informatics Applications II 2    

Full-time / Part-time Continuous (all three semesters)

Fall Semester Start

Fall (year 1)   Spring (year 1)   Summer (year 1)  
5002 Research 3 5404 Project Management in Systems Implementation & Evaluation 3 5000 Theory 3
5401 Intro to Healthcare Informatics 3 5406 Healthcare Data Analysis & Evidence-Based Practice 3 5001 Policy 3
5402 Healthcare Information Systems & Technology Integration 3 5409 Informatics Applications II 2 5003 Roles 3
5407 Informatics Applications I 2     5403 Project Management in Systems Analysis & Design 3
Fall (year 2)          
5410 Informatics Practicum 4        
5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3        

 Spring Semester Start

Spring (year 1)   Summer (year 1)   Fall (year 1)  
5002 Research 3 5000 Theory 3 5406 Healthcare Data Analysis & Evidence-Based Practice 3
5401 Intro to Healthcare Informatics 3 5001 Policy 3 5404 Project Management in Systems Implementation & Evaluation 3
5402 Healthcare Information Systems & Technology Integration 3 5003 Roles 3 5409 Informatics Applications II 2
5407 Informatics Applications I 2 5403 Project Management in Systems Analysis & Design 3    
Spring (year 2)          
5410 Informatics Practicum 4        
5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3        

Summer Semester Start

Summer (year 1)   Fall (year 1)   Spring (year 1)  
5000 Theory 3 5401 Intro to Healthcare Informatics 3 5406 Healthcare Data Analysis & Evidence-Based Practice 3
5001 Policy 3 5402 Healthcare Information Systems & Technology Integration 3 5403 Project Management in Systems Analysis & Design 3
5002 Research 3 5407 Informatics Applications I 3 5404 Project Management in Systems Implementation & Evaluation 3
5003 Roles 3 5403 Project Management in Systems Analysis & Design 3 5409 Informatics Applications II 2
Summer (year 2)          
5410 Informatics Practicum 4        
5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3        

 

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