Nursing Informatics

Accredited, Online Nursing Master's Degree from a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education


Health care data are increasingly important to today's caregivers—and so are the people who can manage and interpret this vital information. Become an expert in this area by earning a Master of Science in Nursing (Nursing Informatics) from Excelsior College.

A MS nursing degree with an informatics focus prepares you to collect and manage data for the purposes of:

  • Improving patient care.
  • Producing more effective policies and standards.
  • Broadening research frontiers.
  • Ensuring security and privacy.
  • Influencing public health.

A rigorous program designed for serious students, the nursing master's degree in informatics can help you get ahead in a fast-growing sector of the health care industry. Get the education you need from one of the best nursing schools in America.

Get familiar with the course offerings and degree requirements for Excelsior's MS programs.

A High-quality Online MS Nursing Degree That Fits Into Your Busy Schedule

There's no better place to earn a nursing master's degree than Excelsior, a national leader in nursing education since the 1970s. We've been designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education three times (most recently for the 2011-16 period). (Get the full story about the School of Nursing.)

Excelsior's distance-learning model and online nursing classes are tailor-made for adult learners who need to balance education with family and work commitments. You'll maintain control of your own schedule, taking online nursing classes whenever convenient for you. You'll also:

  • Get plenty of support from Excelsior's award-winning academic advisors.
  • Study with nationally recognized faculty.
  • Interact online with other students in the nursing master's degree program.
  • Pay reasonable tuition, fees, and financial support. (Find out about Excelsior's special financial program for MS nursing students.)
  • Design a capstone course in which you pursue your own interests and goals.


  1. Integrates the nursing scope of practice, professional standards, and specialty knowledge to implement the role of the master's-prepared nurse across healthcare settings.
  2. Applies concepts and theoretical frameworks to guide thinking, improve performance, analyze policy, and allocate resources.
  3. Establishes collaborative partnerships with diverse constituencies and interprofessional teams to address needs and influence change.
  4. Translates research evidence to promote safe, cost-effective, quality practice.
  5. Develops approaches to the delivery of healthcare that address the ethical, legal, cultural, social, and policy needs of diverse stakeholders and populations.
  6. Designs strategies using information technology to inform decisions and improve outcomes.
  7. Uses effective communication strategies with multiple stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
  8. Integrates principles and concepts of leadership in professional practice environments.

All Excelsior College nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. The ACEN is a specialized accrediting agency for nursing recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Minimum of 37 credits: 22 for phase I, 10 for phase II, 5 for phase III.

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