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M.S. 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.

MSN Specializations

M.S. Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Specializations are offered in the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Montana, Oklahoma, Ohio and Utah

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Course Length
Nursing Courses
$ 15000
Total Tuition

Why Our MSN Program Works

  • Monthly start dates
  • Course length: 8 weeks
  • Work at your own pace with no mandatory login times
  • One-on-one support:
    MySentinel® Student Support

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.
View more information on MSN practice experiences.

Courses

Credit Hours*

REQUIRED COURSES (36 credit hours)
Core Courses (18 credit hours)

Courses

Credit Hours*

Nursing Informatics Specialization (18 credit hours)

* Credit hours are equivalent to semester hours

You Can Afford It

Most American Sentinel students graduate debt free by taking advantage of flexible payment options and 0% financing. Comparing costs for higher education can be tricky. Find everything you need for a total cost comparison here and you’ll see why earning your MSN with American Sentinel offers great value.

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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, infection prevention and control 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

Student Stories

“It really was the program I was looking for. One of the main reasons I enjoyed American Sentinel so much was that I used real examples from my job in my projects. I pulled in real-world challenges on a daily basis and put the patient in the center of everything.”
Tammy Parker
Tammy Parker
MSN,
Nursing
Informatics
Sharon VanDalinda had considered earning her BSN for years but was sparked into action by the Institute of Medicine report recommendation that 80 percent of nurses hold baccalaureate degrees by 2020 – not one to stop when she’s on a roll, Sharon decided to earn her MSN as well.
In 2016, Sybilla finished her BSN classes—and with flying colors, as the recipient of the 2017 Dean’s Award. Now armed with her BSN, she is excited about what the future holds.
Sally Brown beat cancer and earned her BSN at the same time, underlining what an incredible role model she is for her two daughters.