Nova Southeastern University

RN-MSN - Nursing Informatics


3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

RN-MSN - Nursing Informatics

Format: Online

Program Description:

If you’re an R.N. who has long-term career goals that involve educating others, using data sets and technologies, or executive management, you’ll save time and money with this accelerated, dual-degree program that offers three specializations.

You’ll earn both the B.S.N. and M.S.N. credentials and eliminate an entire semester of courses than if you were to complete the degrees separately.

Three Specializations to Serve Your Career Goals

Once your undergraduate work is complete, you’ll begin one of three specializations from the M.S.N. degree: Nursing Education, Executive Nurse Leadership, or Nursing Informatics. Each specialization includes a practicum, so you gain valuable direct experience in the nursing career you want.  

M.S.N. - Demonstrate Excellence in Nursing

The M.S.N. combines advanced nursing practices with creative thinking and evidence-based research so you’re prepared to succeed in a non-clinical role. M.S.N. nurses look at long-term careers such as nurse managers, hospital administrators, nurse educators, and informatics roles.

By graduation, you’re a nurse who can:

 ?       Transform clinical and educational procedures by integrating evidence-based practice

?       Design innovative strategies to improve practice environments

?       Use your knowledge of ethical and legal issues relevant to advanced nursing roles to better healthcare

?       Improve population health by advocating for equitable healthcare policies

?       Promote a culture of lifelong learning, embracing professional nursing standards and values

?       Improve patient outcomes through stronger patient safety and healthcare quality

Choose the Way You Earn Your R.N.-to-M.S.N. Degree

 ? 100% Online

 ? Take Your Undergraduate Courses on Campus, then finish 100% Online

Nursing Informatics

Nurses who love math, technology and information science find this degree allows them to do what they’ve always wanted to do: find the patterns of care that deliver stronger patient outcomes and create healthcare programs based on the evidence.

The specialization focuses 21 credits on how to integrate best nursing practices with evidence-based care, technologies, data, patients and their families.

A Strong Career in Nursing Informatics

Integrate nursing and patient care information and research for improved healthcare with this lucrative, 21st-century nursing career path.

?       70,000 new informatics positions needed by 2022

?       25% of informatics nurses earned between $86K - $100K  

?       46% of informatics nurses earned $100K or more

They fill positions with titles like:

?       Educator

?       Researcher

?       Chief Nursing Officer

?       Chief Information Officer

?       Implementation Consultant

?       Policy Developer

Demonstrate Excellence in Nursing

It’s critical to understand how the programs you implement effect those in patient care at the bedside level as they work to introduce technologies and programs find their initiatives are a success for everyone.

By graduation, you’re a nurse who can:

?       Examine the role of nursing informatics competencies and the professional standards on nursing

?       Implement health information technology for knowledge management and quality improvement

?       Understand key legal, regulatory, and ethical issues related to the utilization of health information technology

?       Utilization of health information technology within the healthcare system


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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.

Locale: Large Suburb

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