Course-Based: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)-Nursing Informatics

Recent healthcare legislation has called for more widespread use of information technology—and nurses are at the epicenter of this transformation. In the Nursing Informatics specialization, you will:

  • Learn how technology systems and workflows can improve and expedite communication and patient data.
  • Explore key areas such as information systems, database concepts, effective project management, information protection, and knowledge management in a healthcare setting.
  • Apply what you’ve learned in a real-world setting through fieldwork experience.

The BSN Track is for registered nurses who already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students who enter the program with a BSN will complete the following core curriculum and then advance to the courses in the Nursing Informatics specialization.

If you hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN), see the RN Track.

A Guided, Structured Path to Your MSN

The course-based format may be a good option for you if you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule. If you want a flexible learning experience with no set weekly deadlines, allowing you to make progress at your pace, on your schedule, a competency-based format is also available.

Completion Requirements

  • 53 total quarter credits
    • Core courses (23 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (30 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code NURS 6002/6003 Course Transition to Graduate Study for Nursing Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6050 Course Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6051 Course Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6052 Course Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6053 Course Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership Credits (5 cr.)

Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code NURS 6401 Course Informatics in Nursing and Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6412 Course Information and Knowledge Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6421 Course Supporting Workflow in Healthcare Systems Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6441 Course Project Management: Healthcare Information Technology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6451 Course Evaluation Methods for Health Information Technology Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code NURS 6461 Course Capstone Synthesis Practicum Credits (5 cr.)
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