Colorado Healthcare Informatics School - CO
There are several important steps to take to become a practicing nurse informaticist in Colorado. First you must gain a bachelor’s degree in nursing and gain a registered nursing license in the state of Colorado. Focusing your minor studies within information systems will help prepare you for the rigorous advance practices courses you will take in order to become a nurse informaticist.
A specialized nursing certification is required in nursing informatics and you must gain the knowledge and skills to work on the information and technology side of the profession through an advanced program of study such as a master’s degree. Colorado nursing informatics programs generally take between 18 months and 2 years to complete. The specific study and coursework of a Colorado nursing informatics master’s degree will include in-depth study in both the technological and human sides of the profession. In Colorado you are required to complete an internship in nursing informatics that can range anywhere from 160 to 250 hours in required length.