Academic Director: Margaret Reilly, DNS, APRN, CNE
CUNY School of Professional Studies
101 West 31st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Email Contact: Nursing@sps.cuny.edu
The dual RN to BS/MS in Nursing Informatics program provides registered nurses the opportunity to complete all of the requirements for both the BS in Nursing and MS in Nursing Informatics in a shortened amount of time. To accomplish this, several BS level courses will be satisfied through the more advanced MS coursework, which includes all essential content, but with an expanded approach.
The BS/MS in Nursing Informatics program prepares Nurse Informaticists who are able to integrate nursing science, computer science and information science to better manage and communicate information, data and knowledge to promote the health of people, families, and communities. Students learn to:
- Synthesize organizational science and informatics theory to make changes in nursing practice;
- Provide oversight and guidance in the selection and integration of technologies to document patient care and improve health outcomes;
- Analyze current and emerging technologies for applications in safety and quality improvement, research and evidence-based practice, and nursing education.
- Conduct research in a variety of informatics topics that impacts both caregivers and consumers.
The program will culminate with a practicum, which will include a placement in a nursing information technology setting.
Progression and Retention
All students will maintain a 3.0 overall GPA per semester and at graduation. To ensure this criteria is met, a minimum grade of “B” is required in all courses Nursing major courses. Students earning less than a “B” grade in a Nursing course may repeat the course one time and must attain a grade of “B” or better. A second earned grade of less than “B” in any Nursing Program Course will result in dismissal from the program.
The RN to BS-MS in Nursing Informatics at CUNY School of Professional Studies is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
- Hold an Associate in nursing degree from an accredited college or university, accredited nursing program;
- Hold an unencumbered nursing license and a current registration. Current unencumbered RN licensure and registration will be verified at the time of admission by the college Admissions Office and again prior to the start of clinical practicums.
- Demonstrate the potential to successfully pursue graduate study through an admission essay highlighting education and career achievements. Essay to include specific examples of problem solving while working in the practice setting, leadership experience at the bedside or in other settings, and professional and community awards.
- Submit three letters of recommendation, one from a Master’s or doctoral prepared faculty, one from a nurse leader who was an immediate supervisor and/or clinical instructor, and one from a community leader;
- Description of an evidence-based practice project that was completed in nursing school or in the practice setting; and,
- Submit a resume.