New Master’s Concentration in Informatics Nursing

New Master’s Concentration in Informatics Nursing

Fairfield University’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing
and Health Studies launched a new master’s concentration in
informatics nursing this fall as part of the Master of Science in
Nursing Leadership program.

As defined by Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice,
nursing informatics is the “specialty that integrates nursing
science with multiple information and analytical sciences to
identify, define, manage and communicate data, information,
knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice.” Partnering with
experts in informatics, analytics and computer engineering in the
Dolan School of Business and School of Engineering, students
will learn skills to support a career in informatics nursing.

The concentration will enable nurses to apply informatics
theory through clinical practicum experiences in a variety of
healthcare settings. Graduates of the program will be prepared
to address predominant healthcare issues of the future,
including: improved documentation and resource management;
optimization of electronic health data to improve patient care
and outcomes; and effective analysis of aggregate to drive
healthcare policy change.