Master of Science in Healthcare & Nursing Administration / Healthcare Informatics
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Program Details

The dual major in Healthcare & Nursing Administration and Healthcare Informatics prepares nurses for entry into management positions in healthcare. Students learn how to leverage technology to provide leadership and improve patient outcomes.

The online health informatics degree program explores best practices in planning, designing, implementing, and using information technologies in a healthcare environment. Nurses in this master’s in nursing administration online program have the unique opportunity to utilize their prior education and experience to provide leadership to healthcare teams. Graduates will be prepared to provide training, project management, and leadership within their organization.

The curriculum examines topic areas including:

  • Information discovery in electronic healthcare records
  • Quality and safety for nurse executives
  • Healthcare finance and budgeting
  • Information storage and retrieval
  • Database management systems

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited program
  • Submit evidence of completion of an undergraduate statistics course with grade C or better
  • Must hold a current, unencumbered RN license in the state where practicum experience will be completed
  • Complete minimum of 1,872 hours of professional nursing practice experience prior to enrolling in the first specialization clinical course