Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Informatics Specialization (Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program)

Earn an Online MSN Nursing Informatics Degree

Sometimes providing the best possible care for your patients in the future means pursuing a higher education now. Grantham University’s Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Informatics specialization prepares registered nurses, like you, to use data from healthcare agencies to improve patient outcomes.

You’ll also explore current trends in leadership and management … human diversity and social issues … health promotion and disease prevention … and research and global, evidence-based practice.

What will I learn in my MSN in Nursing Informatics online program?
You will explore the foundational theory of informatics and how it impacts the healthcare industry. You’ll learn what it takes to analyze clinical and financial information, as well as how to process and report acquired data.

Plus, as part of your final research seminar, you will complete a Capstone Project at the conclusion of your specialization. Review this Comparison in MSN Specializations to explore the option that best fits your career aspirations.

Note: If you’re an RN and interested in this program, but only have your associate degree, explore our RN to MSN Bridge Option.

What careers can I pursue with the online MSN in Nursing Informatics degree?
From family nurse practitioner to informatics specialist, this nursing informatics specialization will prepare you for a wide range of data-reliant clinical positions1.

How long is the MSN in Nursing Informatics program?
At 37 credit hours, the online nursing courses in this specialization should be completed in 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will the online MSN in Nursing Informatics degree program cost?
The graduate rate is $325 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin frequently, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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Nursing Informatics Specialization Outcomes

After successfully completing this specialization track in nursing education, you 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.

Master of Science in Nursing Outcomes

Regardless of specialization, upon successful completion of an MSN program, you will be able to:

  • Integrate nursing and related sciences into the delivery of advanced nursing care to diverse populations
  • Incorporate concepts of advanced practice nursing when making nursing diagnoses and critical thinking decisions about educational and therapeutic interventions
  • Design nursing care for a clinical or community‐based population based on cultural diversity, biophysical, psychosocial, and organizational needs
  • Demonstrate high-level communication skills when involved with patients and professionals both within and outside the healthcare field
  • Combine theory and research-based knowledge from nursing and the sciences as they relate to the interdisciplinary team when designing, coordinating and evaluating quality patient care
  • Demonstrate commitment to the improvement of the nursing profession through lifelong learning

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, nurses, healthcare professionals, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

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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