About this Specialization
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Beginner Level

Nursing or other health profession, informatics knowledge, interest in leadership skills development

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Understand the history and development of nursing informatics leadership to appreciate today’s leadership challenges.

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    Gain self-knowledge of one’s own nursing informatics leadership skills to influence the future of the nursing informatics specialty.

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    Describe principles of nursing informatics leadership and applications in diverse settings to appreciate leadership skills to optimize outcomes.

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    Apply nursing informatics leadership skills in teams to understand stakeholder perspectives to promote collaboration and achieve mutual goals.

Skills you will gain

Nursing InformaticsLeadership knowledgeOrganizational and Practice InsightsForesight Leadership SkillsLeadership theory

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Nursing or other health profession, informatics knowledge, interest in leadership skills development

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

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Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Skills for Nursing Informatics Leaders

4.7
21 ratings
6 reviews
Course2

Nursing Informatics Leaders

4.8
8 ratings
2 reviews
Course3

Nursing Informatics Leadership Theory and Practice

Course4

Nursing Informatics Training and Education

4.7
10 ratings
3 reviews

Instructors

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Karen Monsen, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
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Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Associate Professor Emerita
School of Nursing & Institute for Health Informatics
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Daniel J. Pesut, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Professor
School of Nursing

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • There are five courses, each with five modules. You can go at your own pace, and if you complete one module per week, you'll finish in 25 weeks, or about 6 months.

  • Some background knowledge of or experience in nursing or healthcare, health information technology, and/or leadership is desirable. Any nurse who is interested in becoming a nursing informatics leader will benefit.

  • Yes, the courses are designed in sequence.

  • No, you will not earn university credit for completing the Specialization.

  • Understand and apply nursing informatics leadership skills to attain optimal outcomes across settings.

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