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Nursing Informatics: Nursing, M.S.N.

College of Nursing

A master’s in nursing informatics prepares you to identify and manage health care data to support clinicians and patients in decision making and improve health outcomes.

The online course options offer flexibility and convenience for format so working professionals can advance their knowledge. Upon graduation, certificate holders may be eligible to apply for national certification exams in nursing informatics.

Program Highlights

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    Data-Driven Care

    Gain expertise using computer science and informatics science principles to improve patient outcomes.

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    Quality Focus

    Use data to optimize outcomes, enhance practice design, support teams and manage projects.

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    Skill Specialization

    Advance knowledge and skills related to system design life cycles, data management and health care technology.

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    Career Enhancement

    Benefit from the convenience of online course delivery and a practicum completed in your workplace.

What You’ll Study

As a nursing informatics student, you’ll integrate computer science and informatics science principles with nursing practice to gain an understanding of system design life cycles, data management and health care technology. You will learn to analyze data to improve health outcomes, incorporate data in practice design, support interprofessional teams and manage projects.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

    Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making


    Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential

  • Database Management

    Organizing and maintaining data in a computer system, including storage, retrieval and security


    Introducing new ideas, methods or products to improve performance or achieve a specific goal

    Understand Complexity

    Analyzing and synthesizing information to identify patterns and connections

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Clinical Analyst
  • Informatics Nurse Specialist
  • Director of Clinical Informatics
  • Clinical Informatics Coordinator
  • Clinical Informatics Educator
  • Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

Workplace Settings

  • Health Care
  • Consulting
  • Technology
  • Health Care Information Technology

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

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