College of Health Professions

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics

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The Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics (MSN/INF) program is designed to help nurses learn how to manage, evaluate and use data to inform decision making and improve patient outcomes. This CCNE accredited program covers key areas such as the regulations governing security and privacy of healthcare information, ethics and health information technology and how to manage informatics databases.

The curriculum is designed with input from leaders in the field and aligned with organizations such as the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN®), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Upon completing the MSN/INF program graduates that have the required practice experience will be educationally prepared to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Nursing Certification (RN-BC).

Busy nurses can keep working toward their professional goals by taking one class as a time. We also help RN’s with bachelor degrees in unrelated fields earn their MSN more quickly with our Nursing Bridge program.

Pursue your MSN/INF in a way that works for you. Learn more about this program, including course specifics, program objectives and tuition, in the information provided below.

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Prepare to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Nursing Certification (RN-BC).

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Tuition reduction


Eligible students can potentially save on tuition through the Master Nurse Leadership Scholarship.

One course at a time


Keep moving forward on a schedule that works for you with courses that can be taken one at a time.

Relevant curriculum


Take pride in your education, knowing that your curriculum is aligned with leading organizations like AACN®, ANCC and QSEN.

Real-world experience


Gain real-world insight and knowledge from faculty that average 20 years of experience.

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What you'll learn

The Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics (MSN/INF) program prepares registered nurses to become leaders in the field of Nursing Informatics. Advanced nursing theory and research provide the foundation for nurse leaders to influence the future of nursing and health care. Specialty informatics courses allow students to focus on contemporary industry-required competencies such as: interpretation, analysis, and translation of health care data into meaningful information; healthcare information workflow and project management; and design, implementation, evaluation of health information systems and technologies that improve patient outcomes and reduce risk.

The Master of Science in Nursing programs at the University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.
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Tuition (per credit) $595.0
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Certification in Alabama

State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter practice. www.abn.alabama.gov