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

Earn Your BSN and MSN Nursing Informatics Degree in Under 4 Years

Our CCNE-accredited RN to MSN Nursing Informatics program offers an efficient, streamlined path for learning how to use technology and information systems to support patient care and improve the overall operations of healthcare systems. Learn more about this flexible online program today.

This program is available at the following campuses. Please select one to get details.

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Nursing Informatics: An Essential Role in 21st Century Healthcare

With skills in both nursing and information management, nursing informatics specialists play a critical role in today’s healthcare systems, especially as the use of electronic medical records and other healthcare technology continues to rise.

Informatics nurse specialists work to optimize technology and information systems to improve nursing and healthcare systems. Careers in nursing informatics involve designing and using informatics solutions and technology for all areas of nursing--including to enhance daily patient care and interactions, establish effective administrative and decision support systems, manage and deliver educational experiences, and support nursing research.

An informatics nurse specialist may work in traditional healthcare settings or for 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.

Industry-Aligned RN to MSN Nursing Informatics Curriculum

Our RN to MSN nursing informatics program provides an intensive course of study in which you can earn both a BSN and MSN as you move from foundational nursing theory to advanced practice concepts and courses focused on nursing informatics.

In as little as 40 months, you can learn how to plan, launch, and evaluate new information management processes and systems for healthcare settings--studying best practices for everything from training staff on new technology to collecting and analyzing data for improving clinical care. In addition to the nursing informatics courses, our core courses can help you to expand your clinical judgment, critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills and advance your understanding of evidence-based practice, health promotion, and disease prevention. You’ll even have the opportunity to gain 240 hours of clinical practicum experience in database management and nursing informatics project management under the supervision of knowledgeable mentors.

After completing our online RN to a master’s in nursing informatics program, you will be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing informatics certification*.

RN to MSN Nursing Informatics Requirements for Admission

An associate’s degree or a diploma in nursing from an accredited institution and a valid unencumbered RN license are required for RN to MSN nursing informatics degree program admission. For a full list of RN to MSN admissions requirements, see our Academic Catalog or contact us at 1.800.688.0932. Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

BSN-prepared nurses interested in becoming an informatics nurse specialist can continue their educational journey in our 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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