An organization of registered nurses focused on training programs that are considered crucial to modern healthcare processes has included Ferris State University’s Master of Science degree in Nursing in its 2020 list of the United States’ Best Nursing Informatics programs.
RegisteredNursing.Org, based in Carlsbad, California, noted that Ferris’ available concentration in Nursing Informatics is a top-five program, among those Master of Science and doctoral offerings available to registered nurses who seek research and administrative roles with health care providers.
The online report highlighted Ferris’ MSN program’s flexibility since students can take between one and four classes at a time, and the diversity of interaction available to students through the online delivery of instruction.
MSN Program Coordinator Sharon Colley said that the honor from RegisteredNursing.org is an affirmation that Ferris is achieving its goals of offering an affordable program of quality, to help nurses to be well-positioned to succeed in specialized duties.
“Our concentration in Nursing Informatics prepares students to take leadership roles in developing and managing data and technical systems, to ultimately improve the quality of care provided to patients,” Colley said. “We need nurse informaticists more than ever in the current healthcare environment, so this ranking recognizes our efforts to ensure students have an optimal educational experience where they can contribute in meaningful ways to their workplace environments.”
RegisteredNursing.org based its ranking on factors that include institutional accreditation, the availability of online learning, the diversity of nursing training available at the university, as well as the tuition and fees required of those in the degree program.
The release announcing the Nation’s Best Medical Informatics programs also acknowledged the Nursing Administration and Nursing Education concentrations available through Ferris’ MSN program.