We're living in an increasingly data-driven world, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the healthcare field.
With federal funding tied to patient outcomes and health systems examining every facet of healthcare for ways to better facilitate care, more and more agencies are hiring Nursing Informatics specialists to sift through the data to find compelling new ways to optimize the healthcare experience and improve population outcomes.
The two-year Master of Science in Nursing program with an Informatics track from Nebraska Methodist College will prepare graduates to fill the in-demand role of the informaticist in a healthcare setting. This degree, the only one of its kind in the region, will equip nurses with the tools they need to stand at the intersection of big data and the healthcare field, developing well-crafted insights and turning those insights into actionable health system policies that optimize patient outcomes.
As electronic records proliferate, critical analysis and implementation of new procedures at a system-wide level has never been more important.
The online format caters to working nurses and allows them to balance educational goals with personal and professional responsibilities.
Salaries for nurse informaticists vary widely in the U.S. and are based upon many factors, including geography, job description, specialty and experience. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conducted a survey in 2014 that found a median salary of $93,000 across the United States, with nursing informatics certification holders generating a higher average salary than those who don’t.
Attending Nebraska Methodist College represents a major investment in your future. For most students, attending college takes planning and sacrifice. NMC recognizes this and is committed to helping you find every avenue to finance your education. View the Tuition by Program & Degree page for a comprehensive list of all BSN to MSN fees.
The MSN online program tuition is offered at an affordable rate of $565 per credit hour.
NMC encourages students to apply for all types of assistance for which they are qualified. Potential resources for this program include:
Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about what's available and how to apply.
Contact your organization's human resources office to find out what's available.
Employees of Methodist Health System can find details on the MHS Intranet. Under Human Resources select either MHS Benefits or MJE Benefits then scroll down to Pursuing Your Dreams.
Visit our Scholarships & Grants page to learn more about available scholarships.
Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
Prospective students may apply anytime and are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and students will be notified of their acceptance by letter or phone.
To be considered for admission the following items must be submitted to the Admissions Office:
All MSN students are required to complete specific coursework. This list should only be used as a curriculum guide. Course listings and required curriculum are subject to change.
A student must earn a minimum of 36 total credit hours to be eligible for the Master of Science in Nursing degree. All course requirements as outlined below must be met.
Prerequisites: To be taken first semester or by permission
Prerequisites: NRS 509 or by permission
Prerequisites: NRS 509 & NRS 513, or by permission
Prerequisites: NRS 509, NRS 513, NRS 517, or by permission
Prerequisites: NRS 509 & NRS 513, or by permission
Prerequisites: NRS 509, NRS 513, NRS 560, or by permission
Prerequisites: NRS 509, NRS 513, NRS 560, NRS 562, or by permission
Prerequisites: All program course work except NRS 569, NRS 592 and NRS 594, or by permission
Prerequisites: All program course work except NRS 592 and NRS 594, or by permission
Prerequisites: Typically taken in the second-to-last semester, or by permission
Prerequisites: Typically taken in the last semester, or by permission
Graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing will:
Our goal is for NMC graduate students to articulate and demonstrate growth through written communication, collaboration, and synthesis of knowledge.
Your statement should be substantial and professionally written including the appropriate formatting and grammar. Each response should be two to three paragraphs. When drafting your written statement, please cite any sources using APA format if applicable. Also, know that instances of plagiarism within an applicant's written statement will disqualify them for acceptance to Nebraska Methodist College due to the College's commitment to academic integrity and stringent plagiarism policies.
Written Statements should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org for review. Should a statement not be to our standards you will be asked to review your work.
The focus for your statement is to address the following questions:
What changes will be needed from you both personally and professionally to be successful in the Master of Science in Nursing Program at Nebraska Methodist College?
Please describe your future goals as it pertains to your acceptance into the Master of Science in Nursing Program with your specific track in mind (Executive, Educator or Informatics). What do you hope to achieve with your new degree?