RN to MSN in Nursing Informatics ONLINE

Prepare for leading roles using technology to improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare.

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Program Overview

A closer look at our RN to MSN in Nursing Informatics online program

$14,601.40* Total Tuition
As few as 24-36 months Program Duration
41 Credit Hours

As more healthcare organizations transition to electronic health records, knowledge of informatics is critical. The RN to MSN in Nursing Informatics online program at Northeastern State University offers specialized coursework that gives you in-depth knowledge in developing and managing healthcare information systems, including the management and transformation of data, and the hardware, software and peripherals used in healthcare settings.

In addition to core MSN coursework, such as advanced research and evidence-based practice, family health nursing, and leadership and management expertise, you will learn about advanced practice nursing roles. Gain the knowledge to effectively manage change, empower others and influence political processes.

Designed for working nurses, our online RN to MSN in Nursing Informatics saves you time and money. You can save 19-24 hours when you complete this program instead of completing an RN to BSN followed by an MSN.

This ACEN-accredited RN to MSN Nursing Informatics program is taught by experienced faculty committed to your success. The academic coach is a master’s-prepared practicing nurse who can provide personal support during your educational journey. Coursework for the Nursing Informatics option is aligned with the core competencies set by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).

In this online nursing informatics program, you will:

  • Create collaborative partnerships with healthcare colleagues in selected nursing roles
  • Synthesize specialized knowledge and theories from nursing and other disciplines into advanced nursing practice
  • Apply expanded research knowledge, critique skills and evidence-based practice relevant to advanced nursing practice
  • Demonstrate leadership in nursing practice to initiate change and to improve the quality, safety and outcomes for individuals, populations and systems
  • Value social, cultural, political, legal and ethical influences that impact nursing practice
  • Manage information, technology and resources effectively
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for professional nursing practice and lifelong learning
  • Create collaborative partnerships with healthcare colleagues in selected nursing roles
  • Synthesize specialized knowledge and theories from nursing and other disciplines into advanced nursing practice
  • Apply expanded research knowledge, critique skills and evidence-based practice relevant to advanced nursing practice
  • Demonstrate leadership in nursing practice to initiate change and to improve the quality, safety and outcomes for individuals, populations and systems
  • Value social, cultural, political, legal and ethical influences that impact nursing practice
  • Manage information, technology and resources effectively
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for professional nursing practice and lifelong learning
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The baccalaureate and master's programs in nursing at Northeastern State University, located in Tahlequah, OK, are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact ACEN by mail at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia, by phone at 404-975-5000 or visit acenursing.org. The BSN program has continuing accreditation through fall 2024, and the MSN program's initial accreditation is active through fall 2025.

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Northeastern State University offers a variety of nursing programs online. Check out our other nursing online programs.

$14,601.40* Total Tuition
As few as 24-36 months Program Duration
41 Credit Hours

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Tuition and Fees

Our RN to MSN can save you time money

Tuition for the RN to MSN in Nursing Informatics online degree program is priced with the working student in mind. For convenience, you can pay by the course. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

$14,601.40* In-state tuition
$370.40* In-state per credit hour

Tuition breakdown:

$14,601.40* In-state tuition
$370.40* In-state per credit hour

Calendar

Deadlines and dates

With six start dates throughout the year, you can start your degree when it’s right for you. Peruse the NSU schedule below for deadlines.

Now enrolling:

6/24/24 Apply Date
7/1/24 Class Starts
SessionCourse StartApp DeadlineDoc DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineCourse End Date
Summer 15/13/245/6/245/6/245/8/245/13/246/27/24
Summer 27/1/246/24/246/24/246/26/247/1/248/15/24
Fall 18/19/248/12/248/12/248/14/248/19/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/2410/7/2410/7/2410/9/2410/14/2412/6/24
Spring 11/13/251/6/251/6/251/8/251/13/252/28/25
Spring 23/10/253/3/253/3/253/5/253/10/255/2/25

Now enrolling:

6/24/24 Next Application Due Date
7/1/24 Start Classes

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Admissions

Find your fit in our online nursing informatics degree

Applicants to the Northeastern RN to MSN in Nursing Informatics online program must have:

Admission Requirements:

  • Current, unencumbered RN license
  • Associate degree in nursing
  • Bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA on undergraduate coursework or 3.0 GPA on nursing coursework

  • A completed application
  • An associate degree in nursing
  • A bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field
  • A current, unencumbered RN license (submitted to Graduate Admissions)
  • Completion of NURS 3003 Professional Nursing Role; NURS 3053 Health Assessment; and NURS 4115 Community Health Nursing with grades of “C” or better in each course
  • Completion of an approved statistics and research course with grades of “C” or better
  • Formal admission to Northeastern State University and the Graduate College by submitting an application and official transcripts to the Graduate College
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate coursework attempted or a 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale in the major of the bachelor's degree

Courses

Learn the degree plan for our online RN to MSN in Nursing Informatics curriculum

Students in the RN to MSN in Nursing Informatics online program at Northeastern State University must complete a total of 41-47 credit hours, comprised of 9-15 hours of RN to BSN leveling coursework, 20 credit hours of MSN core coursework and 12 credit hours of MSN Nursing Informatics coursework.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Professional Nursing Role explores essential attributes and competencies of the professional nursing role that are requisite to address current and future challenges to nursing and healthcare. Prerequisite: admission to nursing major or permission of instructor.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students learn about leadership and management skills relevant to professional practice. Prerequisite: NURS 3003 Professional Nursing Role with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment. Restrictions: Admission to nursing major or instructor permission is required.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students learn theory and research relevant to nursing practice and public health practice to promote and preserve the health of populations. Prerequisite: NURS 3003 Professional Nursing Role with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment. Restrictions: Admission to nursing major or instructor permission is required.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Depending on the students previous coursework and transcripts evaluation, student may be required to complete an approved Statistics course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Depending on the students previous coursework and transcripts evaluation, student may be required to complete an approved Research course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about the basic components of nursing and educational theories which are explored and integrated in professional nursing practice settings.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn the elements of quantitative and qualitative research processes. Evidence-based practice and research critique skills will be further developed.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn basic principles of cultural competency which are addressed with focus on regional and global populations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about policy decisions and related issues that shape the organization, financing, and implementation of health care services. Ethical, social, and political issues that affect the providing of education, healthcare, nursing services, communities and society are analyzed.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about the most current trends and issues facing professional nursing practice.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Students finalize their thesis or capstone project under faculty supervision. The thesis or capstone project will be presented and defended. Students prepare for dissemination of their work for a broader audience, complete a portfolio, and consider plans for post-graduate studies. Students must re-enroll if the thesis or capstone project is not successfully presented and defended. Course may be repeated twice if additional time is needed. Prerequisite: Complete MSN core courses and 12 hours specialization courses. Concurrent enrollment allowed. Restrictions: Admission into the Master’s of Science in Nursing Degree Program. Completion of 200 hours of practicum, submission of the capstone final draft, and instructor approval. Note: May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Students work with a preceptor and a faculty mentor to develop and practice competencies in their selected nursing option. The capstone proposal is completed and section drafts are submitted. Students must re-enroll in the course until 200 practicum hours are completed and the capstone proposal final draft is submitted. May be repeated for up to four credit hours. Credit Hours: 1-4 Other contact hours per week: Varies Prerequisite: NURS 5213 Cultural Competency: Regional and Global Perspectives, NURS 5293 Advanced Research and Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals, and at least 6-credit hours of specialization courses. Restrictions: Students must complete the credentialing process, a preceptor agreement, and have an approved facility contract prior to receiving permission to enroll. Note: May be repeated for a total of four credit hours.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Students will learn transition strategies to be successful in the MSN Program and online learning. Students explore strategies for the successful participation in an online curriculum. Students also will receive a foundation for academic and professional success through scholarship of writing and as social change agents. Restrictions: Admission to the Masters of Nursing Program or faculty approval.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn the about the aspects and issues of knowledge management and information systems used for knowledge management in healthcare settings.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about systems planning—including assessment, development, evaluation, maintenance; life cycles, and system analysis.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about management and transformation of data, and the hardware, software and peripherals used in healthcare settings.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about the advanced practice nursing role and discover the knowledge and skills to effectively manage change, empower others, and influence political processes.

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