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Nursing B.S. + Health Informatics M.S.

Enhance the power to heal with the power of technology

You can learn how to make sense of Big Data to make a difference.  Our graduates meet evolving health care needs by using emerging technologies to examine the “why” behind the numbers.

Take advantage of unprecedented clinical opportunities and simulation technology as a student at the IU School of Nursing. Build on that knowledge by learning how to collect, analyze, and use health data as a tool for improving the quality of medical care and delivering it more efficiently.
Our graduates are doing meaningful work in their communities and around the world. They refine electronic health record systems, analyze data and how it’s collected, and protect patient information.

Examine how people and information systems intersect in the world of medicine when you earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the IU School of Nursing and a master’s degree in Health Informatics through the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.

A healthy combination

Adding a master’s in Health Informatics to your undergraduate degree in nursing gives you specialized skills for examining the “why” behind health data. Designing information systems for health care providers, refining diagnostic databases, and protecting patient privacy are some of the ways graduates can use their knowledge in the field of medical care. Your health informatics education will allow you to analyze data and how it’s collected, to answer the questions being posed by emerging technology.

Careers

Your accelerated 5-year degree adds graduate-level technical and analytical informatics skills to your nursing education, enhancing your marketability.

How it works

You’ll apply for the accelerated program in the sixth semester of your B.S. or when you have successfully completed your first five semesters—75 credit hours—with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher. The School of Informatics and Computing will waive all application fees.

Bachelor and master degrees are conferred independently.

Traditional Track B.S.N. Plan of study

The plan of study follows the traditional B.S.N. plan of study for years 1 and 2. You’ll begin taking graduate level courses during year 3 as follows:

Junior Year Fall Semester

  • INFO B530 Foundations of Health Informatics (3 cr.)
  • NURS H356 Clinical Nursing Care I: Biophysical Processes (5 cr.)
  • NURS H355 Data Analysis in Clinical Practice and Healthcare Research (3 cr.)
  • NURS B334 Transitional Care of Families and Populations (5 cr.)

Junior Year Spring Semester

  • NURS H360 Clinical Care II: Interactive Processes (5 cr.)
  • NURS H371 Clinical Care III: Adaptive Processes (5 cr.)
  • NURS R375 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (3 cr.)
  • INFO I501 Introduction to Informatics (3 cr.)

Summer Prior to Senior Year

Senior Year Fall Semester

  • NURS S474 Applied Health Care Ethics (3 cr.)
  • NURS H476 Clinical Care IV: Complex Processes (5 cr.)
  • NURS L430 Leadership in Healthcare: Delivery and Policy (5 cr.)
  • INFO B535 Clinical Information Systems (3 cr.)

Senior Year Spring Semester

  • NURS S488 Nursing Synthesis (3 cr.)
  • NURS S483 Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone (3 cr.)
  • NURS B453 Interprofessional Practice (3 cr.)
  • NURS B444 Nursing Intensive: Managing Health and Illness Across Care Environments (4 cr.)
  • INFO B581 Health Informatics Standards and Terminology (3 cr.)

5th Year Fall Semester

5th Year Spring Semester

Second-Degree Track B.S.N. Plan of study

The plan of study follows the second-degree B.S.N. plan of study for semesters 1 through 4. You’ll begin taking graduate level courses in semester 5 as follows:

Semester 5 (Spring and Summer)

  • NURS L430 Leadership in Healthcare Delivery and Policy
  • NURS S483 Nursing Practice Capstone
  • NURS S488 Nursing Synthesis
  • INFO B535 Clinical Information Systems
  • NURS B444 Nursing Intensive: Managing Health and Illness Across Care Environments

Semester 6 (Summer and Fall)

Semester 7 (Spring)

Semester 8 (Fall)