MSN Informatics

Nursing Informatics (MSN)

Take your nursing career to the next level with the 100% online MSN Nursing Informatics program. You’ll gain the advanced skills you need to meet the growing demands of today’s complex healthcare environment and provide superior patient care.

Degrees & Offerings
  • MSN
Format Option(s)
  • Online
Program Contact
Associate Professor, Director, MSN/MBA Program Director, MSN Informatics Program
Chair of Graduate Nursing, Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs
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MSN Nursing Informatics Virtual Information Session

Join us for the MSN Virtual Information Session on Wednesday, November 29 at 12 p.m.! We'll be previewing coursework, course-embedded projects, program delivery, career options, job outlook, and the admission process.


Get on the cutting edge of clinical patient care

Nurse Informatics is a sub-specialty of Nursing that combines nursing, information technology, and data analytics. This includes the application of informatics and information technology to deliver healthcare services, as well as the integration of technology and the management of information into clinical and business decision-making.

MSN Informatics Program Details

  • This program prepares registered nurses to utilize healthcare informatics within various healthcare settings.
  • 42 credit program - including 12 credits of MSN Core courses and 30 credits in information technology management (ITM) and Informatics courses.
  • Coursework is delivered 100% online.
  • Flexible coursework - curriculum is built with working nurses in mind.
  • Designed for the nurse that wants to improve patient care both for the nurse (provider) and the client.
  • Ability to apply for MSN immediately after completing the BSN.
  • CCNE-accredited.

Courses and Curriculum

  • Theoretical Basis for Role Development in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Epidemiology: Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Bases of Research for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Community Assessment and Planning
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Managing Innovations and Projects
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Strategic Information and Technology Management
  • Data Analytics for Business Strategies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Management and Organizational Behavior in Nursing Administration
  • Organizational Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Online application
  • College transcripts
  • 1 Letter of recommendation and 2 additional names with contact information
  • Copy of current, unencumbered professional nursing license
  • Resume which includes a description of professional nursing and clinical experience
  • Short statement on career goals
  1. Demonstrate the skills necessary to integrate technology and use information systems to support evidence-based decision-making.
  2. Analyze current regulations and practices around healthcare and clinical data.
  3. Perform data analysis and report writing related to both patient and/or system outcomes.
  4. Analyze workflow processes in various clinical settings in order to improve the healthcare delivery process.
  5. Manage communications and relationships between system developer and interprofessional clinical users to support system and patient outcomes.

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Coursework is delivered online
Through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous courses


As evolving technology continues to impact all aspects of healthcare, nurse informaticists are on the cutting edge of clinical patient care and effective data analysis. According to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS) 2020 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey, 49% of nurse informaticists reported a salary greater than$100,000. This is up from 45% in 2017 and 33%in 2014.

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Nurse Informatics Educator
  • Nurse Informaticist
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • Nursing Informatics Clinician
  • Clinical Nurse Informatics Specialist
  • Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
  • Perioperative Informatics Nurse
  • Telehealth Clinical Coordinator
  • Electronic Health Record System Integration Specialist
  • Informatics Consultant

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