Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Informatics
University of Pittsburgh

Program Details

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

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Pittsburgh is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • A current license to practice nursing in Pennsylvania or the state or U.S. territory where the clinical practice requirements will be completed.
  • One year of clinical experience is preferred prior to beginning clinical courses