Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Nursing Informatics Specialization

Place yourself at the forefront of technological innovation in healthcare.
 

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The Nursing Informatics specialization in our CCNE-Accredited MSN program prepares you to use data and technology to support nurses, patients, and other decision-makers.

Enroll in a quality program. Walden’s MSN program has been accredited by CCNE since 2006 and CCNE recently reaffirmed MSN’s accreditation term for the 10-year maximum.

In this specialized MSN program, you can benefit from:

  • Preparation for the RN-BC (ANCC) board certification exam.
  • 100% online coursework that fits your schedule.
  • Doctorally-prepared faculty members that are leaders in the nursing community.

Fast Facts

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Transfer Credits: Varies

Accreditation: CCNE Accredited for 10-Year Maximum

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Two Ways to Learn

Choose the learning path that fits your life and experience. Here are the two ways to earn your degree:

Two ways to learn
Course-Based LearningThe standard, guided pace to earn your degree. Tempo Competency-Based LearningThe flexible pace, ideal for some students.
Time Structured schedule Flexible schedule
Pace Deadlines to make steady progress Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition Pay by the course All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty
Tuition Savings and Financial Aid*
Accreditation
Two ways to learn
Course-Based LearningThe standard, guided pace to earn your degree Tempo Competency-Based LearningThe flexible pace, ideal for some students.
Time
Structured schedule Flexible Schedule
Pace
Deadlines to make steady progress Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition
Pay by the course All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support
Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty
Tuition Savings and Financial Aid*
Accreditation

*May not be available for all degree programs.

More about our MSN program

On average, nursing informatics specialists make over $82,000*. Your career options as a nursing informatics specialist may include:

  • Director of clinical information
  • Clinical analyst
  • Clinical informatics coordinator
  • Informatics consultant
  • Informatics faculty
  • Informatics researcher
  • Manager of informatics

*Median salary information for nursing informatics specialist was retrieved June 27, 2017, from PayScale. National salary estimates may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual salaries (or salary growth), and are subject to change.

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
To be considered for this master’s program, you must have a valid RN license and meet the admission requirements for your chosen MSN track and specialization. All applicants must submit a completed online application and transcripts.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with a Walden Enrollment Specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
Our Enrollment Specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.
CCNEThe baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), post-graduate APRN certificate program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

Why earn your MSN at Walden?

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"Walden University is a pioneering educational institution. It helps form leaders who can positively impact their communities."

Esteban Ramirez-Orta| MSN Graduate

Note on Certification

The MSN nurse practitioner specializations are designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for national nurse practitioner certification exams, which are required for practice as a nurse practitioner in most states. Because no graduate program can guarantee that graduates will be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency to determine specific certification exam requirements. Walden enrollment specialists can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about nurse practitioner certification exams, students should visit the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners at www.aanpcertification.org, the American Nurses Credentialing Center at www.nursecredentialing.org, or other nurse practitioner certification exam websites.

Note on Licensure, Authorization, Endorsement, or Other State Credential Necessary to Practice as a Nurse Practitioner

The MSN nurse practitioner specializations are designed to prepare graduates with an active registered nurse (RN) license to practice as nurse practitioners. However, each state Board of Nursing has its own academic and certification requirements and issues its own credential for an RN to be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner in that state. Because no graduate program can guarantee that graduates will be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency in the state in which he or she wishes to practice to determine specific requirements. Walden enrollment specialists can provide guidance relating to the state-by-state requirements for practice as a nurse practitioner; however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to the practice as a nurse practitioner in the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential. For more information about the requirements to practice as a nurse practitioner, students should contact the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency.

ONGOING MILITARY OFFER:

A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, https://www.hlcommission.org/.