American Sentinel University has announced a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Informatics Leadership program, once of the first programs of its kind offered online. Intended to prepare master’s educated nurse leaders and educators to lead informatics in current healthcare systems, graduates of the program will be integral in ensuring patient safety, improved patient outcomes, and reduced healthcare costs.

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) defines Nursing Informatics as “the science and practice that integrates nursing, its information and knowledge, with management of information and communication technologies to promote the health of people, families, and communities worldwide.” Responsible for educating bedside clinicians, implementing health IT, coordinating strategic use of technology, and understanding its impact on patients, DNP level nurses with informatics experience will be in high demand at the top of their specialized field. According to Elaine Foster, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, Dean of Nursing and Healthcare Programs at American Sentinel,

“Healthcare is driven by electronic health record technology, and these IT-related initiatives require skilled nurse leaders capable of leading teams and making meaningful contributions that ensure patients receive safe and efficient care.”

American Sentinel’s timely curriculum focuses on critical thinking and advanced management and leadership skills, providing nurses with the foundation to lead their organizations and nurses. The DNP Informatics Leadership program is 28 months long and completely online aside from a four-day residency that students complete in their first year. To learn more about the new program, visit here.

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