Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Informatics
Nova Southeastern University

Program Details

Nova Southeastern University's non-clinical M.S.N. degree supports nurses and professionals seeking leadership, technology and educational roles in healthcare. Plus, they offer a bridge course that allows you to enter the program without a B.S.N. and prepares you for advanced graduate courses. So, whether you hold an R.N., a B.S.N. or another closely related credential, NSU welcomes you to the exciting health care field.

The degree consists of 12 courses — five as part of a core curriculum, then seven more dedicated to one of three chosen specializations.

Three Specializations to Serve Your Career Goals

Once your core curriculum is completed, you’ll take concentrated coursework in either Nursing Education, Executive Nurse Leadership, or Nursing Informatics. Each specialization includes a practicum, so you gain valuable experience in the nursing career you want. 

In just 12 courses, you’ll have the direct experience and knowledge to step into the non-clinical role of your choice.

Demonstrate Excellence in Nursing

The M.S.N. combines advanced nursing practices with creative thinking and evidence-based research so you’re prepared to succeed in long-term careers such as a nurse manager, hospital administrator, nurse educator, and in informatics roles.

By graduation, you’re a nurse who can:

  • Transform clinical and educational procedures by integrating evidence-based practice
  • Design innovative strategies to improve practice environments
  • Use your knowledge of ethical and legal issues relevant to advanced nursing roles to better healthcare
  • Improve population health by advocating for equitable health care policies
  • Promote a culture of lifelong learning, embracing professional nursing standards and values
  • Improve patient outcomes by improving patient safety and healthcare quality

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Nursing Informatics

Nurses who love math, technology and information science find this degree allows them to do what they’ve always wanted to do: find the patterns of care that deliver stronger patient outcomes and create healthcare programs based on the evidence. 

The specialization focuses 21 credits on how to integrate best nursing practices with evidence-based care, technologies, data, patients and their families.

A Strong Career in Nursing Informatics

Integrate nursing and patient care information and research for improved healthcare with this lucrative, 21st-century nursing career path. 

  • 70,000 new informatics positions needed by 2022
  • 25% of informatics nurses earned between $86K – $100K 
  • 46% of informatics nurses earned $100K or more

They fill positions with titles like:

  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Implementation Consultant
  • Policy Developer

Demonstrate Excellence in Nursing

It’s critical to understand how the programs you implement effect those in patient care at the bedside level as they work to introduce technologies and programs find their initiatives are a success for everyone.

By graduation, you’re a nurse who can:

  • Examine the role of nursing informatics competencies and the professional standards on nursing
  • Implement health information technology for knowledge management and quality improvement
  • Understand key legal, regulatory, and ethical issues related to the utilization of health information technology
  • Utilization of health information technology within the healthcare system


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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Current active professional nursing (R.N.) licensure