Nursing Informatics Specialization Master of Science in Nursing
As technological advancements have worked their way into health care, hospitals and other organizations are finding themselves with tremendous amounts of data. Along with the need to collect and safely store the data, health care is being presented with an even larger challenge: How can data be used to improve the quality of patient care and population health, and reduce costs by increasing efficiencies?
In your online MSN in Nursing Informatics from Capella University you’ll be immersed into the world of health informatics and gain the skills and knowledge needed to influence strategic planning, decision-making, and clinical project management. As you progress through the curriculum, you will learn best practices in health informatics essentials, including patient safety, electronic medical records, workflow, meaningful use, change management, and the health information system life cycle.
Direct Path: Transfer up to 12 credits to save time and money.
Accredited: Capella’s MSN program is accredited* by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Credible: Capella’s nursing informatics curriculum integrates the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies, and Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) Initiative Informatics competencies.
Real-World Experience: Practice real-life informatics scenarios (e.g. improving interoperability, clinical workflow, ICD-10, etc.) in a fail-safe, virtual health care environment during early coursework—then use those skills in your practice immersion as you gain the confidence to lead at the top of your field.
HIMSS Membership: Free HIMSS membership with enrollment.
Doctoral-Prepared Faculty: Provide comprehensive feedback on your work, encourage different ways of thinking, and deliver insight into how well you’re demonstrating competencies.
Online Learning: 24-hour access to courses through Capella’s virtual courseroom.
*The MSN degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791
This program incorporates the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Nursing Informatics guidelines and resources, which will prepare graduates to meet the educational requirements for the RN-BC Nursing Informatics board certification exam upon completing their MSN Nursing Informatics degree. If you already hold the RN-BC Nursing informatics credential, you can earn up to 8 credits (2 courses)—saving you up to 6 months and more than $3,000.
With Capella’s MSN in Nursing Informatics, you’ll prepare to lead the way in electronic health record (EHR) implementation, improve population health, and implement and demonstrate the meaningful use of information systems within a health care organization.
Individuals with an MSN in Nursing Informatics can explore positions such as clinical informatics coordinator, informatics nurse specialists, chief nursing information officer, regional director, clinical informatics, systems analyst, clinical systems team manager, health outcomes analytics manager, clinical workflow analyst, or project manager for EHR implementation.
*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can’t guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.