Becoming A Nurse Practitioner Program

1253 Words Dec 14th, 2015 6 Pages
It was a great challenge and sacrifice to return to school to acquire my Master Degree in Nursing with specialization in Nursing Informatics. During this MSN program, I coped between working full time, raising my son and daughter, taking care of my sick and aging parents but yet I managed to participate in discussions and submission of my assignments. The journey became though at some point that I had to take a three months break and decided not to return. Thanks to my educational adviser who was very encouraging and supportive, I resumed classes with the goal of achieving my MSN in Nursing Informatics. After the completion of my BSN, my plans were to further my studies to become a nurse practitioner. I did apply to a couple of nursing school in my area but the admission process was taking too long. While I was waiting, a friend informed me about American Sentinel University (ASU) MSN program which I decided to pursue because of their affordable tuition and outstanding nursing program.
The international Medical informatics Association (IMIA) defines nursing as the "science and practice (that) integrates nursing, its information and knowledge, with management of information and communication technologies to promote the health of people, families, and communities worldwide." The application of nursing informatics knowledge is empowering for all healthcare practitioners in achieving patient centered care. (Explorehealthcareers.org, 2015). Nurse informaticists work as…
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