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 the 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!

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.


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 the 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!

Principles of Informatics in Health Care Professions (3 credits)

Learn the theoretical framework and knowledge base for information management within various settings. Exploration of the roles and competencies associated with informatics in a variety of environments and the associated functions of advocacy, informatics theories (using the concepts of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom), systems application, outcome management, and evidence-based practice application will be addressed.

Ethics and Informatics (3 credits)

Explore the increasingly complex moral issues and ethical dilemmas that arise from the adoption of new technological advancements and the use of decision-making support tools when applied to informatics.

Human Technology Interface (3 credits)

Critically consider how to best address the human-technology interface, explore human-technology interface problems, provide an overview of the purpose of conducting workflow analysis and design, explore meaningful use, and cite measured of efficiency and effectiveness that can be applied to redesign workflow efforts and processes.

View a sample program of study.

View the student handbook for more information.

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The following will be needed when you have applied for admission so we can get you accepted into the graduate program:

  • Official transcripts showing a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
    • Graduated from the University of Mary before? 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
  • Current unencumbered RN license

For more information about our admission requirements, please visit this page.

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