Learn how to integrate nursing science, computer science, and information science to effectively manage and communicate data in your field with our online MSN Nursing Informatics specialization.
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:
The RN Track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN).
This track requires that you fulfill general education requirements. Once you meet these requirements, you can begin the foundations and core competencies for the MSN.
If you already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), see the BSN Track.
The competency-based option is designed for working professionals. Your progress is measured by the mastery or demonstration of skills, abilities, and knowledge in a particular area of study.
Each competency included in the MSN-Nursing Informatics program has been carefully designed by expert faculty with input from employers, with both your education and future employment in mind.
Note on Field Experience and Relocating
Students who are considering relocating are advised to contact their Student Success Advisor prior to any decision to relocate in order to determine how relocation may impact progress in their program. Advisors can provide information and guidance on how relocating may result in possible changes, restrictions, and/or additional requirements affecting field experience. Each Board of Nursing and Higher Education Authority governs the field experience rules and regulations in their respective states, and students may be unable to complete field experience in the state in which they plan to relocate. While Walden is committed to working collaboratively with students to secure field sites across the United States, it is imperative that students contact their Student Success Advisor immediately when considering relocating.