Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics

Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner

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Approx. program length:

21 months

The program is about 2 years for non-California students
The program is about 3 years for California students


Credits:

36


Cost per credit:

$540

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Use data to help improve patient care

If you’re a registered nurse looking to use data to inform decision-making and improve patient outcomes, our post-licensure Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics may be the program for you. Our MSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education*. Coursework prepares graduates who have the required practice experience to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center Informatics Nursing board certification (RN-BC) exam.

*The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

In this MSN/Informatics program, you’ll learn to: 

  • Document your organization’s quality and compliance with regulatory standards
  • Use technology and data to influence quality and reduce risk in healthcare
  • Understand the regulations governing security and privacy of healthcare information
  • Manage healthcare information workflow and project management
  • Interpret, analyze and translate healthcare data into meaningful information

You can complete your degree in as little 21 months. And you’ll take just one 6-week course at a time, so you can balance life and work on the path to your degree.

 

Nursing Bridge Program

If you have an active RN license and a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, our Nursing Bridge Program helps experienced nurses like you earn your MSN degree — saving you time and money. You’ll start with three BSN courses and then move into the program specialty that fits your career goals.

Course length:

weeks*

*CA courses vary in length; Clinical preceptorship is 30 weeks


Total credits required:

36


Max. number of transfer credits:

6

Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 36 credits to complete this program. These may be earned through a combination of required and elective courses and up to six transfer credits.

View additional requirements for licensure.

View the Nursing Program Handbook.

Curriculum Alignment

Our curriculum is 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).

Transfer Credits

Earn your degree faster by transferring eligible college credits. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

Core courses

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Contemporary Nursing Practice NSG511
3
Nursing Research NSG512
3
Inter-professional Leadership And Management NSG513
3
Health Law, Policy, Ethics, And Global Trends NSG514
3
Data Analysis And Management NSG541
3
Information Workflow NSG542
3
Database Management NSG543
3
Evaluation And Application Of Information NSG544
3
Practicum I NSG516IN
3
Practicum II NSG517IN
3

Projected job growth:

15%

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for registered nurses is projected to be 15 percent between 2016 and 2026. A Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics degree can help prepare you to be a:

  • Clinical director
  • Health information management director
  • Nursing director
  • Nurse manager

Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

Learning outcomes

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students who graduate from the School of Nursing should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics degree, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

Program purpose statement

The Master of Science in Nursing/Informatics is a post-licensure nursing program designed for nurses with current RN licensure who desire to obtain a master’s of science degree in nursing with a focus on nursing informatics. The program prepares the graduate to function in nursing informatics leadership roles; specialize in the design and use of electronically stored data to influence quality in care delivery; and provide evidence of meeting quality, compliance and regulatory standards and requirements. The graduate who uses elective opportunities to complete necessary practicum hours will be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Nursing Certification (RN-BC).

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.


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What sets us apart?

When you choose our Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics program, you can:

Earn your MSN faster

Most of our MSN program specialties can be completed in about 21 months by taking one 6-week course at a time.

Prepare for test day

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

Save time and money

Our Nursing Bridge Program helps RNs with a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field earn their MSN in about two years.

* The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, by taking one course at a time toward a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics degree, you’ve got the way.

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