Master’s of Science Dual Degree in Nursing and Information (MS/MSI)
Graduates of this dual-degree program concurrently receive a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing Business and Health Systems (MS) and a Master’s of Science degree in Information from the School of Information (MSI).
Unprecedented change in the use of information is reshaping our personal activities, our community and organizational practices, and our national and global institutions. In managing these transformations, our society too often focuses narrowly either on extending technology or on revision of social policies. What this context demands is an integrated understanding of human needs and their relationships to information systems and social structures. We need unifying principles that illuminate the role of information in both computation and cognition, in both communication and community. This means we need information professionals who can apply these principles to synthesize human-centered and technological perspectives. The University of Michigan School of Information is pioneering the development and application of these principles and is educating professionals to lead in the information age.
Our dual degree program offers a valuable and unique opportunity for nurse leaders to gain interdisciplinary preparation for the information age in both nursing systems and information management at one of the premier educational institutions in the world. It is designed for students with interest in both clinical management and information management, two areas that facilitate the student's entry in a variety of critical health care positions upon graduation. The program is open only to individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Students who complete the Master’s Dual Degree Program will be able to:
- Synthesize and apply theories, models and research related to nursing business and health systems
- Analyze health systems and organizations to determine strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
- Develop and implement strategic and operational plans to guide the organization or system toward successful outcomes
- Provide leadership and management in nursing and healthcare systems
- Create and innovate new ideas and develop strategy, means and methods to implement
- Be a leader and change agent in preparing organizations for a constantly evolving information society
- Work as an information professional in a variety of environments
- Synthesize human-centered and technological perspectives by balancing the opportunities and constraints imposed by people, information, and technology
- Promote a user-centered approach to information and reflect the knowledge, values, ethics, and principles that derive from that approach
Learn more about this program from the School of Information website.
The Master’s in Nursing portion of this dual degree program is a web-based program.
Nursing Core Courses
The Theoretical Base for Advanced Nursing Practice
Strategy for Nursing and Health Care
Utilization of Nursing Research in Advanced Practice *
Data Management, Analysis and Representation for Advanced Practice in Nursing *
Nursing Specialty Courses
Quality and Operations Management
Innovation and Change
Nursing Systems Internship
Systems Assessment and Strategic Planning
School of Information Courses
Please visit the School of Information's website for current requirements:
Contextual Inquiry and Project Mgmt
Social Systems and Collections
Practical Engagement Workshop
Information Architecture: Design of Searching and Navigation Systems for Electronic Resources
SI Selective courses
A total of 5 SI selective courses at 3 credits each
1 SI Elective
Survey of Health Care Accounting and Finance
Minimum Total Credits = 68
(31 from School of Nursing, 33 from the School of Information and cognate credits)
*An approved statistics course and an undergraduate research course must be taken and the STATS and METHODS Modules completed before registering for N536 and N603.