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MSN - Nursing Informatics (CCNE-accredited)
Capella’s flexible Master’s in Nursing Informatics is designed to fit around your busy schedule. This specialization prepares you to play an integral role in the management of health information systems in your organization by leveraging your knowledge of how health systems function, data analysis, driving patient functions, clinical workflow, product management and much more. Gain the most relevant skills and knowledge you need to succeed with a Master’s in Nursing Informatics.
Capella’s CCNE-accredited Master’s in Nursing Informatics curriculum is aligned to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies, and Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) Initiative Informatics competencies. Additionally, Capella is a proud partner of the American Nurses Association. ANA has chosen Capella as a partner on the ANA Leadership Institute, providing nurse leadership development in a flexible format for nurses at the bedside or in the boardroom.
• Save Time and Money: There are a multitude of saving options available including employer discounts and military benefits, as well as the flexibility to choose up to 3 courses per quarter.
• Practice Immersion: In addition to your other coursework, the Master’s in Nursing Informatics program includes a flexible practice immersion, allowing for the immediate applicability of knowledge gained in the classroom.
• Online Learning: At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your MSN in Nursing Informatics degree on a schedule that fits your life. As everything is taught 100% online, you will have 24-hour access to your course room.
• Professionally Aligned: Capella’s competency-based education focuses on outcomes desired by today’s employers. You will develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to make change in the lives of your patients.
This program incorporates the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Nursing Informatics guidelines and resources, which will prepare graduates to sit for the RN-BC Nursing Informatics board certification exam upon completing their MSN Nursing Informatics degree. If you already hold the RN-BC Nursing informatics credential, you can earn up to 8 credits (2 courses)—saving you up to 6 months and more than $3,000.
In this program, you’ll have access to Vila Health™, an immersive, simulated system of health. This virtual lab—available only at Capella—allows you to practice real–world informatics situations and challenges first hand, including improving interoperability, clinical workflow, meaningful use initiatives, ICD–10, and population health.
You also have the opportunity to complete your Post–Baccalaureate Nursing Informatics certificate along the way to your MSN—allowing you to earn a marketable informatics credential in as little as 9 months.
With your Master's in Nursing Informatics, you'll prepare to lead the way in electronic health record (EHR) implementation, improve population health, and implement and demonstrate the meaningful use of information systems within a health care organization.
Common jobs with an online master’s in Nursing Informatics include clinical informatics coordinator, informatics nurse specialists, chief nursing information officer, regional director, clinical informatics, systems analyst, clinical systems team manager, health outcomes analytics manager, clinical workflow analyst, or project manager for EHR implementation.
Capella is an Academic Organizational Affiliate with Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). HIMSS is a global, caused-based, nonprofit organization focused on bettering health through IT. Enrollment in this program provides you with a free HIMSS membership—a benefit available to individuals in any of our informatics programs.
Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).
Classification: Specialized Institution—Other
Loans Offered: Capella participates in Federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide info on other non-federal loan programs.
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