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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Nursing Informatics

Earn Your MSN Nursing Informatics Degree in Under 2 Years

Prepare for a rewarding career working with healthcare technology and information systems in our online MSN nursing informatics programs. This CCNE-accredited program can be completed in as little as 15 months. Learn more now!

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Defining Nursing Informatics & Its Role in Healthcare

So what is nursing informatics? By optimizing information management and communication, informatics nurse specialists can transform how organizations care for patients and communities. Careers in nursing informatics involve designing and using informatics solutions and technology for all areas of nursing—including to enhance direct patient care and interactions, establish effective administrative systems, design useful decision support systems, manage and deliver educational experiences, and support nursing research.

The rise of electronic medical records and improved healthcare technology has led to a need to for the combination of nursing skills and information management knowledge held by nursing informatics specialists. In addition to traditional healthcare settings, an informatics nurse specialist may find positions in medical device vendors, software companies, web content providers, disease management companies, and government agencies. Nursing informatics salary varies by experience, employment type, geographic region, certification, and education, according to the HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) 2017 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey.

MSN Nursing Informatics Courses & On-Site Training

Our MSN Nursing Informatics degree program is designed to equip the next generation of nursing leaders to plan, implement, and evaluate new information management processes and systems for healthcare settings—covering everything from training staff on new technology to collecting and analyzing data for improving clinical care.

In as little as 15 months, our online master’s in nursing informatics program can prepare you for careers in nursing informatics. First, the MSN core courses can help you to strengthen your clinical judgment, critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills and further your mastery of evidence-based practice, health promotion, and disease prevention, while the specialization courses can build knowledge in nursing informatics. As a student, you can also gain 240 hours of clinical practicum experience in database management and nursing informatics project management, with supervision and guidance from knowledgeable mentors.

After completing this MSN degree, you will be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing informatics certification*.

MSN Nursing Informatics Requirements for Admissions

A BSN degree in nursing from an accredited school and a valid unencumbered RN license are required for admission to our MSN nursing informatics degree programs. For a full list of the MSN with a Specialization in Nursing Informatics requirements for admission, see our Academic Catalog or contact us at 1.800.688.0932. Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

RNs who do not hold a BSN can prepare for becoming an informatics nurse specialist in our streamlined RN to MSN online nursing informatics programs.

*Note: South University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.

Defining Nursing Informatics & Its Role in Healthcare

So what is nursing informatics? By optimizing information management and communication, informatics nurse specialists can transform how organizations care for patients and communities. Careers in nursing informatics involve designing and using informatics solutions and technology for all areas of nursing—including to enhance direct patient care and interactions, establish effective administrative systems, design useful decision support systems, manage and deliver educational experiences, and support nursing research.

The rise of electronic medical records and improved healthcare technology has led to a need to for the combination of nursing skills and information management knowledge held by nursing informatics specialists. In addition to traditional healthcare settings, an informatics nurse specialist may find positions in medical device vendors, software companies, web content providers, disease management companies, and government agencies. Nursing informatics salary varies by experience, employment type, geographic region, certification, and education, according to the HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) 2017 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey.

MSN Nursing Informatics Courses & On-Site Training

Our MSN Nursing Informatics degree program is designed to equip the next generation of nursing leaders to plan, implement, and evaluate new information management processes and systems for healthcare settings—covering everything from training staff on new technology to collecting and analyzing data for improving clinical care.

In as little as 15 months, our online master’s in nursing informatics program can prepare you for careers in nursing informatics. First, the MSN core courses can help you to strengthen your clinical judgment, critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills and further your mastery of evidence-based practice, health promotion, and disease prevention, while the specialization courses can build knowledge in nursing informatics. As a student, you can also gain 240 hours of clinical practicum experience in database management and nursing informatics project management, with supervision and guidance from knowledgeable mentors.

After completing this MSN degree, you will be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing informatics certification*.

MSN Nursing Informatics Requirements for Admissions

A BSN degree in nursing from an accredited school and a valid unencumbered RN license are required for admission to our MSN nursing informatics degree programs. For a full list of the MSN with a Specialization in Nursing Informatics requirements for admission, see our Academic Catalog or contact us at 1.800.688.0932. Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

RNs who do not hold a BSN can prepare for becoming an informatics nurse specialist in our streamlined RN to MSN online nursing informatics programs.

*Note: South University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.

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