Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Informatics

Nursing Informatics Online Degree 

This specialization prepares the professional registered nurse to utilize data from healthcare agencies and institutions to improve patient outcomes. Students explore theoretical underpinnings of this specialization and how it impacts the healthcare environment. Graduates of this specialization will be prepared to analyze clinical and financial information, process and report acquired data. All students of our MSN online degree programs will be required to complete a Capstone Project at the conclusion of their Specialization as part of their final research seminar. Explore the MSN Comparison to see specialization options that fit your career aspirations.

The specialization focuses on current trends in:

  • Leadership and management
  • Human diversity and social issues
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Research and global, evidence-based practice

RN to MSN Bridge Option

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MSN – Nursing Informatics Specialization Outcomes

At the successful completion of the MSN program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate leadership in the synthesis, utilization and evaluation of all interdisciplinary information to promote quality improvement in a health care environment.
  • Design health information systems to identify patterns and variances in data regarding risk behaviors, epidemiology and other health care problems/issues with the accompanying costs associated with the issue.
  • Integrate ethical and legal principles to establish and maintain security of all data and compliance with all regulatory entities.
  • Demonstrate the use of informatics methodologies to advocate for the patients’ autonomy, dignity and rights and in policy development that would support both the patient and the institution.
  • Analyze information systems to determine quality data output that can be utilized for improving nursing and informatics practice.

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Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
GU500 Graduate Student Success 1
NUR506 Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR552 Legal and Ethical Issues of Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR540 Essentials of Nursing Informatics 3
HSN501 Healthcare Systems 3
NUR516 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice 3
NUR514 Project and Change Management 3
NUR513 Diverse Populations and Healthcare 3
HSN509 Clinical and Administrative Systems 3
HSN521 Modern Organizations and Healthcare 3
HSN548 Information Security and Privacy in Healthcare Environments 3
NUR607 Nursing Informatics Reasearch Seminar 3
NUR608 Nursing Informatics Practicum 3
Program and core: 37
Electives (0): 0
Total: 37

NOTE: Nursing courses must be taken in the sequence shown above.

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Masters
Delivery method: Online Except For Practicum Course
Availability: Available
Starts:Twice Monthly

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