Nursing Informatics

Accredited RN to MS Degree from a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education


Nursing's information age is accelerating—and you can help chart its course. Become a leader in the field by earning an RN to Master of Science in Nursing (Nursing Informatics) from Excelsior College.

Designed for working adults who hold an RN license, this program confers both a BS degree and MS degree in nursing. You'll develop expertise in one of the health care industry's most dynamic sectors. Excelsior's RN to MS nursing degree with specialization in informatics is among the most innovative and comprehensive programs of its type.

Excelsior has been leading the way in nursing education for more than 40 years. The National League for Nursing named Excelsior a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education for 2011-16, the third time we have earned this recognition. Here's why Excelsior's nursing school stands out.

High-quality, Online Nursing Degrees That Fit Into Your Busy Schedule

Excelsior's distance-learning model and online nursing classes have made it possible for thousands of working nurses to earn a nursing master's degree. Our online nursing program is designed for convenience—you can keep your job and meet your other obligations while you complete your RN to MS degree.

Here's how it works:

  • You'll take online nursing classes whenever they fit into your schedule.
  • Excelsior's award-winning advising team will provide you with academic support.
  • Affordable tuition, fees, and financial support will help you afford the RN to MS on your budget. (Find out how much you'll pay per credit.)
  • You'll interact online with your classmates and Excelsior's first-rate faculty.
  • You'll earn a BS and an MS within a single, integrated program.

Excelsior College's RN to MS program holds accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Take a look at the course sequence and credit requirements for the nursing informatics RN to MS degree. (PDF)

By completion of the program the graduate will be able to

  1. Articulate the role of the master's-prepared nurse within the philosophical, ethical, and theoretical framework of nursing science.
  2. Use knowledge and analytical skills to appraise the contextual environment of health care in order to inform and influence decision making across the health care system.
  3. Apply knowledge and skills from multiple disciplines in the use of clinical and management information systems to improve client care.
  4. Establish collaborative partnerships with diverse constituencies and interdisciplinary teams to pursue health-related goals and influence change.
  5. Apply principles and theories of performance improvement, systems thinking, health policy, and resource allocation to manage the health care enterprise or outcomes.
  6. Assume a leadership role in developing systems that provide care for individuals and populations.
  7. Use advanced communication strategies with multiple stakeholders to address professional and health care system issues and achieve goals.
  8. Develop approaches to health care delivery that address the ethical, legal, social, and political requirements of diverse populations and stakeholders.
  9. Create culturally sensitive and responsive environments of care.
  10. Incorporate the scope of practice, professional standards, and specialty knowledge to implement the role of the master¿s-prepared nurse in a variety of settings.
  11. Develop evidence-based practice using the research process to enhance safe, cost-effective, quality care.
  12. Take responsibility for lifelong learning, act as a role model, and make contributions to the profession.

All Excelsior College nursing programs are accredited by the Accrediting 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 141 credits: at bachelor's phase - 60 in general education, 56 in nursing components; at the graduate level - 10 for phase I, 10 for phase II and 5 for phase III.

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