Our MSN Nursing Informatics program prepares you to use technology to strengthen the quality of choices made by patients and healthcare professionals.

As a specialized field that combines data science, information analysis, and medical expertise, nursing informatics is at the forefront of healthcare’s future. Our MSN program focused on Nursing 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 healthcare data to create more efficiencies and better patient outcomes.

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 MSN program, you will learn the theories and practice of nursing informatics and how to apply it to healthcare 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, healthcare 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, healthcare professionals, and their information management and human-computer and human-technology interactions.


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    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    The master's degree program in nursing at the University of Mary is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Program Details

Your first step is to apply for candidacy by submitting the application for admission. Candidacy means you are on your way to completing the admissions process! You will need to be accepted into your program before you can enroll in classes.

Upon receiving candidacy, you will need to submit the following to be considered for admissions into a 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 Clearinghouseor 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 [email protected]
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Professional goals statement
  • Resume
  • Background/background check disclosure form
  • Application/enrollment fee – This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.
  • Two References (references should include one former or current supervisor, prior college faculty, or current colleague)

To view a sample program of study, click here.

View the student handbook for more information.

  • Online
  • Tuition: $450 per credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology fee: $30 per credit

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

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