Master’s in Nursing Informatics
If you love technology as much as you love nursing, choosing Nursing Informatics as the specialization for your Master of Science Nursing degree will show you how to use healthcare data to improve patient outcomes and reduce risk. Nursing Informatics is one of five specializations offered by our CCNE-accredited MSN program and is specifically designed to be 100% online for maximum flexibility.
M.S. Nursing, nurse practitioner specializations are offered in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California*, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
MSN Nursing Informatics Curriculum
A specialization in Nursing Informatics gives you a solid foundation in information processing along with the analytical skills you need to use data-driven insights to support best practices. American Sentinel’s rigorous curriculum covers a breadth of issues in nursing informatics, including the evaluation of legislation, policies and economics on healthcare systems.
Key courses include:
- Clinical and Administrative Systems
- Healthcare Informatics
- Healthcare Project Management
M.S. Nursing, Nursing Informatics Curriculum
Completion of the MSN, nursing informatics specialization, requires 36 credit hours. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 18 credit hours from previous graduate study.
Courses Credit Hours* CORE COURSES (18 credit hours) N501PE MSN Role Development* 3 N512 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 N505PE Theoretical Foundations* 3 N515PE Research Design* 3 N521 Advanced Pharmacology 3 N522PE Advanced Physical Assessment 3
Courses Credit Hours* Nursing Informatics Specialization (18 credit hours) N508PE Clinical and Administrative Systems 3 N535PE Health Care Informatics 3 N526 Healthcare Data Analytics 3 N527PE Healthcare Project Management 3 IS555 Information Security and Privacy in Health care Environments 3 N555PE MSN Capstone 3
* Credit hours are equivalent to semester hours
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More on the MSN Nursing Informatics
American Sentinel’s MSN Nursing Informatics graduates assume management roles in a wide variety of healthcare organizations where they:
- Leverage clinical knowledge with data-driven insights
- Evaluate and implement new technologies
- Support decision-making with trending data
- Manage regulatory compliance
Graduates of the MSN degree program, nursing informatics specialization, will be able to:
- Utilize informatics in health care settings to improve patient outcomes.
- Evaluate applications that acquire, process and report clinical and financial information to enhance patient care.
- Demonstrate data management skills that target opportunities to improve patient safety.
- Develop a detailed project management plan for evaluating, contracting and implementing new technologies to improve health outcomes and reduce risk.
- Integrate roles as leaders and collaborators in various healthcare settings.
- Use theoretical knowledge to guide advanced nursing practice.
- Analyze models that expand the role of nurses in a global society.
- Evaluate legislation, policies, and economics as applied to the current healthcare environment.
- Appraise research to enhance professional nursing practice
All coursework for the Master of Science Nursing is 100% online and includes Practice Experiences. Practice experiences do not involve hands-on patient care. Unlike the clinical experiences you completed to become a registered nurse, practice experiences are built in to your courses and do not add additional work.
Practice experiences are interactive learning opportunities where you get to apply the concepts you are learning to real world scenarios. They are an important requirement for accreditation, as it enables students to demonstrate educational competencies.
See MSN Practice Experiences for more information.
The mission of the MSN program is to prepare highly qualified professional nursing personnel to serve global healthcare communities as administrators, educators, and informatics specialists.
- Active, unencumbered RN license
- Bachelor of science nursing degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or
- Comparable degree as determined by eligible third-party evaluation service
Note: No GRE or other placement test is required for admission
What Our Students Are Saying
The professors, the affordability, the eight-week classes. It was time for me to finally make this happen. I was thinking about management and I didn’t want not having my master’s degree to hold me back.
MSN, Nursing Informatics with University of Missouri Healthcare
I’m so excited to reach this goal of achieving my master’s and I have recommended American Sentinel to others at my organization.
MSN, Nursing Informatics with Ascension Crittention Hospital