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