Nursing informatics integrates the latest best practices in nursing, computer, cognitive, and information sciences to provide patients with the highest level of care and improve information management across health care organizations of all sizes.
There is a growing need for registered nurses with advanced degrees and board certifications in nursing informatics. If you want to be at the forefront of data management and health care technology and are looking to expand your career possibilities, Wilkes University's fully online Nursing Informatics MSN may be right for you.
The traditional Nursing Informatics MSN takes just 26 months to complete, but we also offer an accelerated option that enables qualified and accepted students to take concurrent courses and earn their MSN in less than 20 months. A final scholarly review course allows students to synthesize issues that define the Nursing Informatics concentration and prepares graduates to take the national certification exam.
Admission requirements include:
- A degree in nursing from a programmatically accredited degree-granting institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Current RN license
- Current resume
- A completed admission application
- Minimum one year of clinical experience
- Official transcripts for all schools attended
Course of Study
Graduate Nursing Core Courses (24 credits)
- NSG 501 (3) Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
- NSG 502 (3) Advanced Nursing Research
- NSG 504 (3) Advanced Role Development in Nursing
- NSG 505 (3) Health Policy and Politics for Advancing Nursing Practice
- NSG 500 (3) Advanced Health Assessment
- NSG 530 (3) Advanced Pathophysiology
- NSG 533 (3) Advanced Pharmacology
- NSG 590 (3) Scholarly Review
Nursing Informatics Concentration Courses (15 credits)
- NSG 565 (3) Foundations of Nursing Informatics
- NSG 566 (3) Data Management in Healthcare
- NSG 567 (3) Nursing Informatics Leadership in Healthcare Systems and Project Designs
- NSG 568 (3) Nursing Informatics Practicum I*
- NSG 569 (3) Nursing Informatics Practicum II*
* Students will be responsible for arranging their own experiences with a local health care agency. The faculty member instructing this course will be responsible for ensuring the student experience meets the academic requirements of Wilkes University.