Montana Healthcare Informatics School - MT
Nursing informatics is an advanced field of nursing that focuses on how health care information is gathered, managed, processed, utilized, and distributed. In order to be effective in this endeavor, nursing informatics programs in Montana focus on combining the clinical knowledge and skills, with the skills associated with information technology and information systems.
Though not mandated by the state of Montana, successful nursing informatics programs will lead to the student becoming certified in informatics nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This credential signifies that the professional has met all of the clinical requirements, including licensure, of the registered nurse, as well as the integrated information systems education. This is not only attractive to, but also required by many Montana employers of nursing informatics professionals.
In order to enter a Montana nursing informatics program, the student must first complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing. After this, and subsequent licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Montana, the student will apply to a graduate certificate or master’s degree program in nursing informatics, during which, the student will gain at least 30 hours of post-baccalaureate education in nursing informatics. After successful completion, the student may then sit for the certification examination in informatics nursing from the ANCC.