Nursing Informatics as Needed Emphasis in Graduate Nursing Administration Education: The Student Perspective

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The faculty of Northeastern University College of Nursing in Boston, MA have initiated a nursing informatics emphasis within the graduate nursing administration specialization. This article describes the increasing need for an aggregate of information systems educational opportunities for the nursing managers of the future, followed by a detailed appraisal of the new informatics courses offered in the nursing administration curriculum from the perspective of this learner. In addition, the author also describes the merits of pursuing a Directed Study practicum, which focused on learning the role accountabilities of a hospital-based nursing information systems manager.

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