Nursing Informatics Minor

The Minor in Nursing Informatics is a combination of cognitive science, computer science, information science, and nursing science. It includes the development, analysis, and evaluation of information systems that support, enhance and manage patient care. Informatics nurses are involved in practice, education, research, administration, and consultation and can work in public, private, or corporate settings.  Career opportunities for graduates of this specialty are numerous.

The Minor in Nursing Informatics is available to enrolled University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing graduate students. The informatics curriculum includes introduction to informatics, clinical information systems, database management, and project management courses. Students should consult with their academic advisor.

Curriculum Format

  • Part-time (~ 3 terms)
  • 11 course credits
  • Online

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Minor in Nursing Informatics are prepared to:

  • Analyze clinical information systems for adoption by healthcare systems
  • Manage projects in a multidisciplinary integrated healthcare informatics environment
  • Consult with companies in the design of healthcare information systems
  • Assist in the planning and development of informatics applications for telehealth, consumer health, and community-based care.

Curriculum: Minor in Nursing Informatics (subject to change)

  • NURSP 2075 Introduction to Health Informatics 3 cr.
  • NURSP 2388 Database Management Systems 2 cr.
  • NURSP 2076 Clinical Information Systems 3 cr.
  • NURSP 2070 Information Technology Project Management 3 cr.
  • Total Credits = 11 cr.

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