Capella University Launches Online Master’s Degrees and Certificate Programs in Nursing Informatics and Health Care Informatics | Business Wire
informatics has become one of the fastest growing careers in health
care. To help meet that demand, Capella University is launching five new
online informatics programs that focus on the use of data and technology
in health care settings to improve individual patient outcomes and
overall health care quality. The new programs include and RN-to-MSN
Nursing Informatics specializations, an MHA
Health Care Informaticsspecialization. Nursing
Care Informatics certificates. Capella is also expanding its
innovative FlexPath direct-assessment learning model to two additional
specializations, the Mobile
specialization and the Web
Application specializationin its Bachelor of Science
(BS) in Information Technology, System Development program. Capella
is a regionally accredited
online university* that offers online
degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their
Capella’s MSN and RN-to-MSN in nursing informatics are accredited by
CCNE and align with AACN, QSEN and ANCC
Like all of Capella’s nursing degrees, the university’s MSN and
RN-to-MSN specializations in Nursing Informatics hold accreditation from
the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)** and incorporate
the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of
Master’s Education in Nursing. Capella’s master’s specializations in
Nursing Informatics are also aligned to Quality &. Safety Education for
Nurses (QSEN) competencies, Technology Informatics Guiding Education
Reform (TIGER) Initiative Informatics competencies. The American
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing informatics standards, which
will prepare graduates to sit for the Nursing Informatics board
certification exam upon completing their MSN Nursing Informatics degree.
Students can earn up to eight credits (two courses) through prior
learning assessment if they already hold ANCC’s RN-BC Informatics
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Nursing credential—saving students up to six months and more than $3,000
on a Capella MSN in Nursing Informatics.
MHA in Health Care Informatics aligns with NCHL and CPHIMS
Capella’s competency-based curriculum for the master’s in Health Care
Informatics and the Health Care Informatics certificate is built around
relevant, real-world health care problems to ensure students gain the
skills they need to take leadership roles in such areas as
implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Compliance with
ICD-10, an international medical classification system. The
integration of information technology within a health care organization
to maximize efficiency and improve population health.
Students can earn up to 12 credits (three courses) through prior
learning assessment if they hold the Certified Professional in
Healthcare Information &. Management Systems (CPHIMS)
certification—saving up to nine months and more than $5,700 on a Capella
MHA in Health Care Informatics.
New informatics programs feature exclusive virtual health system lab
All of Capella’s new informatics programs use Capella’s exclusive Vila
Health™ simulated health system, an immersive, virtual lab that allows
students to practice real-world informatics situations and challenges
first hand, including improving interoperability, clinical workflow,
meaningful use initiatives. Population health.
$1,500-$4,000 scholarships available for new Informatics programs
plus HIMSS membership
Students who start the MSN or RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics
specialization or MHA Health Informatics specialization between January
and April 2015 and meet other scholarship requirements will receive a
$4,000 scholarship. Students who start the Nursing Informatics
Certificate or Health Care Informatics Certificate program will receive
a $1,500 scholarship. For complete eligibility and application
Capella is an Academic Organizational Affiliate with the Health
Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a nonprofit
organization serving the global health IT community. As a result of this
affiliation, eligible Capella informatics students receive free HIMSS
membership and other benefits.
Two online BS in IT programs added to FlexPath
Two additional programs are now available as part of Capella’s
innovative FlexPath learning model, allowing students to choose between
FlexPath and Capella’s standard online learning format. FlexPath uses a
competency-based, direct-assessment learning model rather than a
traditional credit-hour standard. This allows students to work at their
own pace, which offers the potential to further reduce the cost and time
to complete a program. The new FlexPath offerings include:
of Science (BS) in Information Technology, Minor in System
Development: Mobile Specialization.This online
bachelor’s degree prepares students to design effective mobile
applications for business IT environments using iPhone®, iPad®,
Android™. Windows® platforms.
of Science (BS) in Information Technology, Minor in System
Development: Web Application.Through courseroom study
and interactive learning activities, students gain workplace-ready
skills in developing databases, websites, Web applications, Web
services, Web technologies. More.
Enrollment now open
For more information, please call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552) or email email@example.com.
Review of the MHA Health Care Informatics specialization and the MSN
and RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics specializations is pending in FL, KS,
KY, SC. WA.
Review of the Heath Care Informatics and Nursing Informatics
certificates is pending in FL, KS. KY.
Capella’s DNP, MSN Nursing Informatics specialization, RN-to-MSN
Nursing Informatics specialization. Nursing Informatics certificate
aren't designed to prepare graduates for entry-level or advanced
practice licensure as a nurse.
Washington residents may receive credit through Capella’s prior
learning assessment only in the bachelor’s and MBA programs.
For bachelor’s programs: Arkansas residents must complete Arkansas
general education requirements.
About Capella University
Capella University (www.capella.edu)
is a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree
programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. As of
Sept. 30, 2014, over 70 percent of Capella students were currently
enrolled in master’s or doctoral degree programs in business,
counselling, education, health administration, human resource management,
human services, information technology, nonprofit management and
leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health,
public safety. Social work. Capella also offers bachelor’s degree
programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology.
public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 145 graduate
and undergraduate specializations and 27 certificate programs, including
six new direct assessment degree delivery programs. Approximately 35,000
students were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2014, from all 50 states and 61
other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic
excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993,
Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education
Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please
or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).
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* Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and
is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor,
Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu.
**The BSN, MSN and DNP degree programs at Capella University are
accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont
Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.
Alicia Amling, 612-977-4836