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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

21 months

Approximate Program Length

36

Total Credits

$540

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Register by: Jan 18, 2023

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.

  • Apply organizational and systems leadership concepts to the management of human, fiscal, and physical healthcare resources for diverse populations in a variety of settings.

  • Evaluate processes, systems, and utilization of current technologies to support continuous quality improvement and promote safety in order to elevate patient outcomes in various settings across the care continuum.

  • Synthesize scholarship from a variety of sources to promote implementation of evidence-based practice.

  • Evaluate healthcare policy, regulatory, legal, economic, ethical and sociocultural environments to advocate for patients and effect change in the healthcare system based on their role.

  • Critique evidence-based delivery within an interdisciplinary team to serve diverse populations in a variety of local, national, and global settings.

  • Evaluate methodologies to utilize nursing informatics to support best patient outcomes.

  • Evaluate the regulatory requirements impacting use of informatics within healthcare.

  • Create plans for the use of nursing informatics to collect data and support research.

  • Evaluate the function of nursing informatics within the System Design Life Cycle structures.

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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

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.

You'll learn how to:

  • Integrate generally accepted accounting principles throughout the accounting cycle.
  • Evaluate accounting and financial information to make business decisions.
  • Integrate ethical, legal, and accounting standards and assumptions into financial practices. 
  • Integrate business practices into accounting and financial operations.

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
  • Health Information Management Director

32%

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for medical and health managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2020 and 2030.

BLS projections 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 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

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

28

Directors of Nursing
 

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

 

Current RN license required. 

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

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.