Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Informatics (BSN to MSN)
Western Governors University

Program Details

WGU’s online Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Informatics degree program prepares nurses who hold a current RN to lead innovation and improve patient outcomes through careful analysis of healthcare data. Designed in collaboration with healthcare’s foremost leaders, the MSNUNI program focuses on foundations of nursing informatics, data science and analytics, data modeling, global health trends, and informatics systems analysis. Graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to stand out in a rapidly growing field. 

WGU's programs deliver unparalleled flexibility, allowing students to complete coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedules. Students also benefit from a competency-based learning model, which lets them complete most courses as quickly as they prove mastery of the material, making it possible to accelerate their progress and potentially graduate faster. Faculty Mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation, and beyond.


This program consists of 36 competency units (CUs, our equivalent to the traditional credit hour), including a capstone project.

Applicants must be registered nurses (RNs) with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and a current, unencumbered RN license who wish to move into nursing informatics.

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU's "home" accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that accredits such leading institutions as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and other public and private colleges.

Geographic Restrictions

This degree is not authorized for residents in the following state(s):  Tennessee and Washington.