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online MSN/INF degree

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics

online msn degree

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics

Master's degree

16 months

Approximate Program Length

34

Total Credits

$540

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Register by: Mar 1, 2023

Learn how to analyze data to inform decision-making and patient outcomes. The Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Informatics prepares you 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. Graduates may be eligible to sit for Informatics Nursing Certification Exam and should contact the American Nurses Credentialing Center for eligibility requirements.

  • Leadership

  • Information Systems

  • Research

  • Advocacy

  • Advanced Nursing Practice

  • Operations

  • Continuous Quality Improvement

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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

Courses

1

Course at a time

6

Weeks per course

8

Courses per year

Students must have:

  • A valid, unrestricted/unencumbered RN license in all states where they hold an active nursing license
  • An undergraduate degree or higher with an upper division major in nursing from a school with approved institutional accreditation

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 degree you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

What you’ll learn:

  • Integrate theoretical, organizational, and systems leadership concepts into healthcare resources for diverse populations
  • Evaluate organizational processes, systems, and utilization of current technologies to support continuous quality improvement and promote safe patient outcomes
  • Appraise theory and evidence-based research to transform professional nursing practice
  • Synthesize the principles of healthcare policy, regulation, accreditation, and ethics to advocate for change within populations
  • Integrate evidence-based guidelines and interprofessional collaboration to improve healthcare for diverse populations in local, national, and global settings
  • Implement informatics data and technical systems to improve client-centered and culturally diverse healthcare outcomes
  • Use the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to design systems that disseminate data to support decision-making

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

Careers & Outcomes

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

An MSN/INF can help prepare you to be a:

  • Clinical Director
  • Clinical Manger
  • Nursing Director

28%

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected job growth for medical and health service managers is much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2021-2031 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

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.

You'll have a team of advisors at University of Phoenix

Tuition

Tuition

Paying for school

Tuition Guarantee

Affordable, Fixed Tuition

$540

Cost per credit

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

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

Enrollment representatives are ready to help

Need some help?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school.

Student Experience

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.

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Accreditation & Faculty

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at the 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, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education , 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

CCNE Accredited

real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

5

Chief Nursing Officers
 

85%

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Beverly Jensen

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

You might also want to check out:

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Administration
 

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education
 

Graduate Healthcare Informatics Certificate

 

Student End of Course Survey, August 2021-22, (12,307 respondents)

Current RN license required. 

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