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Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Informatics Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 32 Tuition: $11,500

Program Overview

Meet the growing demand for nurses with specialized knowledge in data management by earning your Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Informatics online at Northeastern State University. This accelerated online program prepares you for opportunities to work as a consultant in public, private or corporate settings.

Coursework for the Nursing Informatics option is aligned with the core competencies set by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). Courses include Foundations of Nursing Informatics Practice, System Design Life Cycle, Data Management and Healthcare Technology, and Leadership Development for the Advanced Nursing Professional.

Core MSN coursework expands your knowledge base in cultural perspectives, advanced research and evidence-based practice as well as current issues and trends facing professional nursing practice. A capstone will allow you to demonstrate synthesis of competencies in nursing and informatics through a master's project or thesis.

Coursework for this 32 credit-hour program is delivered 100% online with an embedded practicum in which you will work with a mentor as you complete 120 hours in the field.

In this program you will actively:

  • 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

Courses

Students in the MSN in Nursing Informatics online program at Northeastern State University must complete a total of 11 courses (32 credit hours), comprised of six core courses (18 credit hours), a practicum (2 credit hours, 120 hours of field work) and four Nursing Informatics option courses (12 credit hours).

To see the full list of MSN in Nursing Informatics online courses, view courses.

Admissions

The admissions process is the first step toward earning your degree online at Northeastern State University. Please review these admission guidelines carefully.

Applicants to the NSU online MSN in Nursing Informatics program must hold a current RN license, along with a bachelor’s degree in science from a nationally accredited nursing program with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

To learn more about our MSN in Nursing Informatics online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

At Northeastern State University, we strive to offer a high-quality education at an affordable cost. The pay-by-the-course tuition cost for the MSN in Nursing Informatics online degree program is affordably priced and includes all fees. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about our MSN in Nursing Informatics online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

Northeastern State University offers multiple start dates throughout the year, so students can take courses at a time that is best for them. Students should review all relevant deadlines for admission, such as the application date and required documents deadline. After steps for admissions are completed, students must register for classes and pay tuition by the payment deadline.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the online MSN in Nursing Informatics program, view calendar.

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Courses

For the Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Informatics online program, the curriculum is comprised of 11 courses (32 credits), including seven core courses and four Nursing Informatics option courses.

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Core Courses

You must complete the following courses.

Duration: 7 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   |   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   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will learn basic principles of cultural competency which are addressed with focus on regional and global populations.

Duration: 7 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, health care, nursing services, communities and society are analyzed.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will learn about the most current trends and issues facing professional nursing practice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will demonstrate synthesis of the master's in nursing content in the specialty pathway through a master's project or master's thesis, which is presented and defended. May be repeated if additional time is required to complete a project or thesis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Students will work with a mentor to develop and practice competencies in their selected nursing option. 120 hours of field work is required.

Nursing Informatics Option Courses

You must complete the following courses.

Duration: 7 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   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will learn about systems planning—including assessment, development, evaluation, maintenance; life cycles, and system analysis.

Duration: 7 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   |   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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Admissions

Let’s get started! The admission process is the first step toward completing your degree online. Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission.

MSN in Nursing Informatics Online Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited nursing program (ACEN, NEA or CCNE) and regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all undergraduate coursework or a 3.0 GPA on nursing coursework
  • Current, unencumbered RN license
  • GRE or MAT scores must be submitted before the end of the first semester with a minimum of 388 composite on GRE or 283 on MAT. Must be less than 5 years old.

Additional Requirements (due no later than end of first course after admission)

  • Documentation of immunizations, including: MMR, TB, Tdap, varicella, hepatitis B and influenza
  • Documentation of current, signed American Heart Association health care provider CPR card or eCard
  • Documentation of current professional liability insurance policy face sheet reflecting minimum coverage of $1,000,000/incident and $3,000,000 aggregate; the nursing program must be listed as a certificate holder
  • Complete a national background check and drug test:
  • Mail official documents to:

    NSU Graduate College
    601 N. Grand Ave.
    Tahlequah, OK 74464

    All other documents should be submitted through the CastleBranch secure website.

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Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Informatics online program includes all fees.

Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Informatics Online Program Tuition and Fees

Per Credit Hour Total Program Costs
$359.40* $11,500.80*

*Tuition includes required fees and is current as of Fall 2018. Tuition and fees are subject to change.


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Calendar

At NSU, we offer multiple start dates to accommodate busy schedules. Here, you can find the deadlines for your application, documents, registration and tuition payment at a glance.

Course Start App Deadline Doc Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
August 20, 2018 August 6, 2018 August 6, 2018 August 18, 2018 August 19, 2018
October 15, 2018 October 1, 2018 October 1, 2018 October 13, 2018 October 14, 2018
January 14, 2019 TBD TBD January 12, 2019 January 13, 2019
March 11, 2019 February 25, 2019 February 25, 2019 March 9, 2019 March 10, 2019
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