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Master's degree

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics

21 months

Approximate Program Length

36

Total Credits

$540

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Oct 27, 2021

Advanced nursing theory and research provide a foundation for nurse leaders to influence the future of nursing and healthcare. Our Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics can show you how to analyze data to inform decision-making and patient outcomes. 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. Students may be eligible to sit for Informatics Nursing Certification Exam and should contact the American Nurses Credentialing Center for eligibility requirements.

  • Interpret, analyze and translate healthcare data into meaningful information

  • 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

Nurse 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.

Courses

1

Course at a time

6

Weeks per course

8

Courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help you schedule your courses for an online Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics.

What you'll learn

When you earn your online Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Applying organizational and systems leadership concepts to the management of human, fiscal and physical healthcare resources
  • Evaluating processes and systems and utilizing current technology to support continuous quality improvement and improve patient outcomes
  • Assessing healthcare policy, regulatory, legal, economic and sociocultural environments to advocate for patients and effect change in the healthcare system
  • Designing and delivering evidence-based clinical prevention and population care within an interdisciplinary team
  • Creating plans for the use of informatics to collect data and support research
  • Designing systems to disseminate data to support decision-making
  • Evaluating ways to utilize nursing informatics to best support patient outcomes
  • Integrating regulatory requirements through the use of informatics within healthcare

Program Purpose Statement

This is a post-licensure nursing program designed for nurses with current RN licensure who desire to obtain a Master of Science degree in Nursing with a focus on Nursing Informatics (MSN/INF). 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. Students may be eligible to sit for the Informatics Nursing Certification Exam and should contact the American Nurses Credentialing Center for eligibility requirements.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics?

A MSN/INF can prepare you to be a: 

  • Clinical director
  • Health information management director
  • Nursing director
  • Nurse manager
12 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for registered nurses is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

Career Services for Life

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)* and this program is aligned with leading industry organizations, such as:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN®)
  • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

* The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing 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.

Real-world faculty

25

Average years of industry experience

7

Chief Executive Officers

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

I definitely understand how difficult it is for students who have a family. I try to make my classes as “un-stressful” as possible.

Beverly Jensen

2020 Faculty of the Year

MSN, RN, CNE

Current RN license required. 

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.