Program designed to prepare graduates to use data to make informed decisions regarding patient outcomes

PHOENIX, Jan. 31, 2017 — University of Phoenix® College of Health Professions today announced the availability of its Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics (MSN/INF). Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the program teaches students how to manage, evaluate and use data to inform decision-making that impacts patient outcomes and delivery of care.

“Poll data of registered nurses[1] shows that nearly half (47 percent) of nurses say their role has seen an increased involvement with information systems in the past two years, and, looking to the next five years, 46 percent of nurses say they see their role changing with an increased involvement with information systems,” said Doris Savron, executive dean for University of Phoenix College of Health Professions. “Nurses prepared in nursing informatics can provide the necessary leadership to help assure that information technology is effectively deployed to support high quality and safe patient care.”

This post-licensure nursing program is designed for bachelor’s-prepared nurses with current RN licensure and prepares graduates to function in nursing informatics leadership roles, specialize in the design and use of electronically stored data to influence quality care delivery, and provide evidence of meeting quality, compliance, and regulatory standards.

Coursework includes contemporary nursing practices, nursing research, inter-professional leadership and management, health law, policy, ethics and global trends, data analysis and management, information workflow, data management, and evaluation and application of information. Graduates who use elective opportunities to complete necessary practicum hours may be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Nursing Certification (RN-BC) exam.

This new program offering is part of a larger healthcare framework designed to provide academic content that helps nursing professionals navigate current healthcare dynamics. For more information about the Master of Science in Nursing and concentration opportunities, visit phoenix.edu/MSNinfluence.

For more information about this program, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information, please visit http://www.phoenix.edu/programs/degree-programs/nursing-and-health-care/masters/msn-inf.html.

To learn more about programs offered through the College of Health Professions, visit phoenix.edu/chp.

Survey Methodology
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of University of Phoenix between June 23 and July 1, 2016. Respondents included 503 U.S. adults aged 18 and older, working full-time in healthcare as either a registered nurse or healthcare administrative staff for two years or more. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Becky Frost at becky.frost@apollo.edu.

About University of Phoenix® College of Health Professions
University of Phoenix® College of Health Professions offers leading-edge graduate, undergraduate, certificate, and non-degree programs aimed at preparing students to improve the quality of healthcare in their communities and the industry. The College of Health Professions is helping to ensure that today's graduates can effectively tackle tomorrow's healthcare challenges. For more information, visit phoenix.edu/chp.

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of  Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit phoenix.edu.

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[1] This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of University of Phoenix between June 23 and July 1, 2016. Respondents included 503 U.S. adults aged 18 and older, working full-time in healthcare as either a registered nurse or healthcare administrative staff for two years or more.