COLLEGE OF NURSING
Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at CU Denver is an affordable option with discounted tuition rates for non resident, fully online students. And of course, you will save money not having to drive to campus!
Tuition and fees are based largely on the class that you enroll in. Tuition amount assessed is determined based on which school/college is offering your class, as well as if it is an undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. For more information or to view exact rates, please visit the Bursar's website.
Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
Health Care Informatics specialists play a vital role in our health care ecosystem. They have many roles, depending on where they are employed and what their position is within the organization, but their primary focus is on harnessing the power of digital health tools to provide safe and quality patient centric care . The power of health information technology is the collection and translation of data into information and knowledge to support clinical and administrative decision making in an organization. These tools allow the creation of a patient centered ecosystem that engages patients, families and caregivers with their health care providers to ensure better health, better care and lower costs.
Informaticists can be employed in hospitals, specialists’ offices, primary care facilities, technology companies, consulting firms, and insurance companies. Many are employed as analysts, trainers, nursing/clinical informatics specialists, project managers, director of clinical informatics, telehealth coordinators and even Chief Nursing Informatics Officers.
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics categorizes Health Informatics specialists as part of Medical and Health Services Management, and identifies the median pay in the field as $98,350 per year, as of 2017. BLS also anticipates much faster than average growth in this field in the next 10 years.
Here are some of the career opportunities that you could expect after graduation:
As a student in the online Informatics program, you will take the required courses in the MS in Nursing, the Informatics core including a preceptored internship, and two speciality courses. The required MS course provide you to learn how research, theory and policy will serve as a foundation to your informatics practice. The Informatics core provides you with a framework for information management and decision support, nursing and health care terminologies, and the life cycle of an information system. Specialty courses are chosen based on your personal career goals and fields of study. As part of the Informatics core, you will participate in a preceptored internship for hands-on experience that allows you to apply your knowledge and skills to real world informatics problems.
Master of Science in Nursing Leadership
Master of Science in Nursing Practitioner
Bachelor in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (MS-PhD)