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Program Details

RNs completing the online RN to Master of Science in Nursing degree achieve both a BSN and MSN degree. The Nurse Informatics provides specialization for professional nurses who desire careers rich in technology. Informatics includes the development and implementation of daily operations of health information systems and databases.

Foundational requirements for the undergraduate nursing program and MSN degree target areas of nursing theory and practices, legal and ethical practices, health assessment, community care, financial management, research, and other nursing-related coursework. The Nurse Informatics specialization requires added study in technological infrastructure and databases. The degree integrates coursework, along with required practicums and a summative project.  Students that prove academic excellence may gain credit for undergraduate coursework by substituting in graduate coursework.

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Associate degree in nursing from an accredited institution, or a diploma in nursing from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on nursing coursework. In addition, students must have official transcripts from previously attended institutions, and a valid unencumbered registered nursing license.

This degree requires students to complete 217 total credits including: 90 general education credits, 45 transfer credits, and at least 82 credits earned at South University.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


Not all online programs at South University are available to residents of all states including those who live in OR, TN, MA, AL and DC.