Our MSN Nursing and Health Care Informatics program prepares you to go from a BSN to MSN degree guiding you on how to use technology to strengthen the quality of choices made by patients and health care professionals.

As a specialized field that combines data science, information analysis, and medical expertise, nursing informatics is at the forefront of health care’s future. Our BSN to MSN program focused on Nursing and Health Care Informatics will give you the skills you need to take advantage of this unique and growing field. Take your nursing career further by learning how to use health care data to create more efficiencies and better patient outcomes.

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Get in touch with any questions or submit a simple application for admission.
After you're admitted to the university as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

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Program Length

Two years


  • Online

Tuition per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Nurses with a BSN interested in a career in informatics

Career Paths

  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • Nursing Informatics Consultant
  • Coordinator of Nursing Information Systems
  • Clinical Informatics Officer
  • Project Director for Nursing Information

What You’ll Learn

During this BSN to MSN program, you will learn the theories and practice of nursing informatics and how to apply it to health care today. As part of your graduate coursework, you will complete 360 clinical hours. When you graduate, you will be able to:

  • Analyze and interpret patient, nursing, or information systems data to improve nursing services and to inform health policy and advocacy efforts.
  • Translate nursing practice information and informatics technology between nurses, health care team members, administration, systems engineers, analysts, and/or designers.
  • Develop or implement policies or practices to ensure the integrity, privacy, confidentiality, and security of patient information.
  • Use computer science, information science, nursing, and informatics theory to promote patient safety, and improve patient outcomes and population health.
  • Design and implement informatics solutions, data structures, and mechanisms to support patients, health care professionals, and their information management and human-computer and human-technology interactions.


  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    The baccalaureate degree, master's degree, and doctor of nursing practice programs at the University of Mary are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Program Details

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit a simple application for admission. After acceptance to the University as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!

If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

The University of Mary is committed to putting your educational goals within reach. Learn what scholarships you qualify for.

We welcome students from various backgrounds, including transfer students from regionally accredited colleges and universities and those with military or career and work experience. 

How do I show my previous college, military, or work experience?

  • Official transcripts (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.

    • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 
      • Have your transcripts sent to:
        Office of Admissions
        University of Mary
        7500 University Drive
        Bismarck, ND 58504
      • Or request to send electronic transcripts to registrar@umary.edu.
  • Students with previous career or work experience can earn credits for prior learning.
    • You can choose to test for prior learning credits — we convert your test scores into college credit.
    • You can request a portfolio review for prior learning credits. You’ll assemble documentation to show your experience, which will be reviewed and evaluated by an experienced faculty member.
  • Military experience can count towards a degree.
  • All of our programs require you to fill out the general application form in addition to submitting the application fee and your transcripts.
  • Any program-specific requirements you’ll need to submit in addition to the items listed above can be found in our catalog.

At the University of Mary, we review every application on an individual basis, ensuring that the materials you submit are evaluated with care and attention. Reach out to us if you have any questions in filling out your application.

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