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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: May 12, 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.

Tuition

Paying for school

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Save time and money on your Certificate

Credit transfer made easy

Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Enrollment representative

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Paying for school

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Save time and money on your Certificate

Credit transfer made easy

Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Take one class at a time and choose a start date that works for your schedule.

Online or campus-based learning

Enroll in online classes and study anytime of the day or night, 24/7/365. Or enroll at a campus in your state to attend classes virtually with your peers.

Around-the-clock support and resources

Access our online resources 24/7 or reach our trained representatives by phone or chat 20 hours a day, 5 days a week.

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

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.