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Doctor of Nursing Practice – Informatics Leadership Specialization

Pursue Healthcare IT Leadership Roles with this DNP Program

This doctoral program is offered online.

You’ve been a critical part of healthcare and medical teams throughout your career. You have a heart for helping others heal, overcome illness and injury, and live better lives. You also understand and appreciate the high-tech, data-centric nature of the medical world you’ve made your career home. Now, you’re ready to take the next step and improve your leadership potential within the growing sector of healthcare data analysis. Lead your organization’s healthcare informatics efforts with an online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Informatics Leadership from American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University.

Our DNP – Informatics Leadership Specialization is an investment in your career and in the success of your organization’s technology initiatives. Leverage the skills you gain in this online nursing informatics program to optimize health IT use, improve healthcare system technologies, and better understand its impact on patients. Programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), this is one of the few online DNP, nursing informatics programs to emphasize critical thinking, management, and leadership skills. This is the education you need to explore executive-level tech career opportunities throughout healthcare, from clinical health IT advisor to Chief Nursing Informatics Officer.

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at a Glance

  • Designed to be completed in 28 months 
  • Programmatically accredited by ACEN
  • 100% online coursework
  • Bi-monthly start dates
  • No residency
  • Practice-focused curriculum
  • Affordable tuition costs and payment options (majority of our nursing students graduate with little to no debt*)

As you complete this online nursing informatics program, you’ll have the practical skills needed to:

  • Appraise the needs of complex organizations as they go through strategic decision making and change implementation.
  • Critique roles of leaders and collaborators in planning, providing, and evaluating healthcare.
  • Generate strategic plans for organizational change by utilizing theoretical knowledge, meaningful data, and evidence-based practice while being culturally and ethnically sensitive
  • Leverage informatics with your clinical knowledge to positively impact systems management and patient outcomes, and
  • The ability to lead information systems into health care systems and clinical settings while working with leadership peers in various departments

Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.


Additional Doctoral Program Considerations:

If the master’s degree is in a discipline other than nursing, applicant may be considered for entrance into the DNP executive leadership or the DNP informatics leadership specialization using one of two options, both of which require completion of 400 hours of post-baccalaureate practice hours in addition to the 600 practice hours required to complete the DNP degree, see full policy on the Nursing Admissions Requirements.


Start Your Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Today!

At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom.  A Student Success Advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address any challenges throughout your DNP journey. We are here to help you achieve your DNP – Informatics Leadership career goals.

Are you ready to make the healthcare industry a better, healthier place and move forward in your informatics leadership career? Let’s talk. Contact us today to enroll in our online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program.

*DEBT FREE: Based on 2021 data 73.7% of American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University students graduate debt free. This figure includes graduates paying out of pocket and those receiving tuition reimbursement, scholarships, grants, or other third-party benefits which covered their tuition and fees. The University also offers payment plans financed over four- or nine-month increments depending on program of study that could allow a participant to graduate debt free.