RN to MSN, Nursing Informatics
The Only MSN Degree With A Nursing Informatics Track In The Region
With data becoming a critical part of healthcare policy implementation, hospitals across the country are looking for qualified nurses to fill important informaticist roles. If you are a Registered Nurse interested in using the available data to improve care and population outcomes, then earn your Master of Science in Nursing as an Informaticist (RN to MSN, Nursing Informatics).
The Affordable Care Act has brought dramatic changes to the healthcare landscape. With federal funding now tied directly to patient outcomes, the continued viability of health systems depends upon harnessing data points in order to effect positive change across departments. This allows skilled nursing professionals to harness their clinical experience while acting as an analyst and liaison to health system IT.
The online format caters to working nurses and allows them to balance educational goals with personal and professional responsibilities.
RN to MSN Program Information
- The online MSN program is CCNE-accredited and this track can be completed in 30 months.
- The track is designed for Registered Nurses with an interest in harnessing data analysis to optimize patient and population outcomes
- Act as a liason between healthcare, IT and nursing departments
- Students learn to develop and implement crucial insights at the system level
- Courses are five or ten weeks long, with one week off before the start of the next course.
- Students can access courses at any time of the day and from anywhere with Internet access.
- Upon completion of the program, graduates will have completed 200 clinical hours and be eligible for informatics certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Nurse Informaticist Salary & Job Outlook
Nursing 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.
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
- American Nurses Association (ANA)
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
MSN Blog Posts
- Why Earn Your MSN? Students Share Their Stories
- Why the Time Is Right to Jump from BSN to MSN
- Earning Your MSN Degree: Where Should You Specialize?
- 6 Reasons Why Nursing Informatics Is Here To Stay
The master's degree in nursing at Nebraska Methodist College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). http://www.ccneaccreditation.org