Program Overview

The University of Pittsburgh offers an online Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Informatics that blends cognitive science, computer science, information science and nursing science for the purpose of enhancing management of patient care. The program stresses the development of leadership in nursing by learning effective managerial skills and data processing. Graduates are eligible for the Nursing Informatics Certification Exam, offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and CPHIMS (Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems) Certification. Additionally, graduates may acquire positions such as:

  • ​Medical Informatics Coordinator 
  • Systems Analyst 
  • Senior Consultant Project Manager
  • Director 
  • ​EHR Support
  • ​Informatics Nurse
  • Applications Manager
  • ​Clinical Solutions Specialist

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


    • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from an ACEN (NLN), ACICS, or CCNE accredited program.
    • A current license to practice nursing in a state or territory of the United States. All students must obtain a Pennsylvania license prior to beginning clinical courses.
    • A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the undergraduate degree.
    • Relevant clinical experience (specified by the Major/Area of Concentration).
    • A pre-admission interview. If the applicant resides at a great distance, a telephone interview may be conducted.
    • The GRE may be waived if the GPA is 3.5 or higher.
    • Pre-requisite statistics course within the last 10 years with a grade of B- or better.
    • Three letters of recommendation.
    • A typed essay.

    School Overview

    The University of Pittsburgh, also known as Pitt, is a state research institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The University of Pittsburgh was founded in 1787 as Pittsburgh Academy. In 1819, Pittsburgh Academy changed into the Western University of Pennsylvania, and in 1908 became The University of Pittsburgh. Pitt was a private university from the time that it was founded until 1966, when it became a member of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education.

    Pitt offers bachelor's, masters, professional, and doctoral degrees. Certificate degrees are also offered. Pitt’s academic programs are offered through the universities following academic units:

    • College of Business Administration
    • School of Dental Medicine
    • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
    • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
    • College of Business Administration
    • School of Education
    • College of General Studies
    • Swanson School of Engineering
    • University Honors College
    • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    • School of Law
    • School of Information Sciences
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Pharmacy
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Public Health
    • School of Public & International Affairs
    • School of Social Work



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