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Grand Canyon University - College of Nursing - Online

MS in Nursing: Health Care Informatics


Health Care Informatics is a rapidly emerging discipline that offers new frontiers requiring innovative leadership. Emerging technology provides an understanding of the value of health informatics, how it can reduce health care costs, increase access, and improve the quality of health care services. The master‛s degree in health care informatics is designed for those interested in using information technology, both hardware and software, for better decision making and better patient outcomes. Graduates of this program will be prepared to integrate information technology with health care to support the continuous improvement in patient-care systems, project management, decision making, quality assessment and health care system operations.This health care informatics program involves courses that focus on topics such as: health care politics and economics, legal and ethical principles in health care, and health care research and application. Students will also critically analyze health care research, health care information systems and technology, data management, and the use of health data for process improvement, cost containment, and effective health care delivery. The history, application, impact, and future need for informatics in health care will also be examined.

Graduates may perform a variety of functions for the organization, such as automating clinical care, building new operational data systems, training health care workers in the use of computer systems, and collecting and analyzing data to improve patient care. Depending on their areas of strength and focus, graduates may serve as project managers, project designers, researchers, systems analysts, or administrators and executives at all levels of the organization. Graduates may work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, primary care facilities, doctors‛ offices, insurance companies, pharmacies, technology suppliers, consulting firms, and more.Organizations of potential employment include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Institutes of Health; clinical data exchange insurance sites; the government's Military Health System; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; state health care; and informational technology vendors.

Earn a degree online at Grand Canyon University

With the demands put on working professionals, online education has become a popular way to earn a college degree. An online education allows you to attend class on your own schedule, from the comfort of your own home or a location of your choice.

At Grand Canyon University, we understand that working professionals maintain a busy schedule, yet many aspire to attain a higher level of education for personal fulfillment or to qualify for promotions and career advancement. Grand Canyon University stands apart from the other online education institutions because we are backed by the history of our traditional campus. Our online classes allow you to study at the times that work for your schedule while still enjoying the close connection with your classmates and instructor via online discussions.

Online Learning Technology

At Grand Canyon University, we strive to make your online experience as seamless as possible. All of our online education courses use online learning technology, which means you will have a consistent format in each of the classes you take. At the start of each course, you will enter a tutorial to become familiar with the online structure. In your account, you will have access to everything you need, including your course syllabus, staff information, discussion boards and a digital drop box, where you will submit all of your assignments.

Depending on the degree program, a minimum of 10 - 25 hours per week on your studies can be expected. Interaction is asynchronous, so you sign on, respond to message boards, and see professor notes, all on your time and at your own convenience. One of the best features is that the online learning system is available 24/7 so you are able to study any time of day or night you choose.

Classes Offered One at a Time

Through GCU's online education courses, you'll take just one class at a time. We have found that by giving students each class individually, they are able to better focus and achieve a more in-depth level of understanding.

Full-time Online Faculty

We understand the importance of hiring quality faculty, who are dedicated to helping students succeed. This is why in addition to the outstanding faculty instructing at the GCU campus, the university is pleased to provide dedicated, full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors to serve our online education students.

Accreditation

http://degree.gcu.edu/nursing/international/lp-one.php

Earlier Graduation - Our 4 credit classes allow you to complete your nursing degree in less time.

Degree Variety - GCU offers bachelors and masters degrees, as well as post-masters certificates. We offer high-demand programs such as RN to BSN, and MSN's with multiple emphases.

Accredited - The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions offers programs accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)1 and approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

Learn From Leaders - At Grand Canyon University, classes are taught by industry leaders and subject matter experts

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation

GCU's College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is also approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm

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